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Lac·to·ba·cil·lus ac·i·doph·'i·lus

a bacterial species found in the feces of milk-fed infants and also in the feces of older persons on a high milk-, lactose-, or dextrin-containing diet.
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Lactobacillus acidophilus

A bacterium present in yogurt and in the colon of infants. It is believed by some healthcare workers that the consumption of Lactobacillus acidophilus and L bulgaricus are of therapeutic value, as they prevent the overgrowth of opportunistic and/or potentially pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Lyophilised concentrates of Lactobacillus species are available commercially, and have been used to treat canker sores, colitis, diarrhoea, halitosis, oral thrush, and yeast and other infections.
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Lactobacillus acidophilus

A bacterium in yogurt, and in the colon of infants; consumption of L acidophilus may be therapeutic as it prevents overgrowth of opportunistic and/or potentially pathogenic bacteria and fungi. See Yogurt.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Lac·to·ba·cil·lus ac·i·doph·i·lus

(lak'tō-bă-sil'ŭs as'i-dof'i-lŭs)
A bacterial species found in the feces of milk-fed infants and also in the feces of older people on a high milk-, lactose-, or dextrin-containing diet.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Lactobacillus acidophilus

A bacteria found in yogurt that changes the balance of the bacteria in the intestine in a beneficial way.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Lac·to·ba·cil·lus ac·i·doph·i·lus

(lak'tō-bă-sil'ŭs as'i-dof'i-lŭs)
A bacterial species found in the feces of milk-fed infants and also in the feces of older people on a high milk-, lactose-, or dextrin-containing diet.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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