Lapp

English translation: people from Lapland

10:03 Jul 30, 2008
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Medical - Medical (general) / enzyme terminology
English term or phrase: Lapp
There is an omnipresent term "Lapp lactase deficiency" in many summaries of product characteristics or other documents about medicinal products. I was asked a question what this Lapp referred to. I could not find any information in dictionaries or books. Probably it has something to do with Laponian people. When translated into Polish it is frequently considered a proper name (surname of the discoverer), and because it is so frequently repeated, nobody pays attention to this any more, and probably it is wrong. There is only one link in Google saying that it is a form of a rare congenital lactase deficiency. Have you any reliable information explaining the actual meaning of that word?
Piotr Sawiec
Local time: 23:48
Selected answer:people from Lapland
Explanation:
is this your link?
http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:i4VuUdUbKU4J:www.inchr....

it explains the background to the problem quite well.



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Note added at 21 mins (2008-07-30 10:24:38 GMT)
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some more info here:

http://www.google.it/search?hl=it&client=firefox-a&rls=org.m...

http://www.google.it/search?hl=it&client=firefox-a&rls=org.m...
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Shera Lyn Parpia
Italy
Local time: 23:48
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after reading the article I changed my mind. It is not a serious form of congenital lactase defficiency. It's a form of primary hypolactasia caused a polymorphism in a lactase gene typical for the people from Lapland. It is not more severe than other types of primary hypolactasia. nobody tests for it, probably such tests are even not available. repeating this phrase in drug documentation is pointless and should be abandoned in favour of the primary hypolactasia. Otherwise it will continue causing confusion. Thank you all for explanation.
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Shera Lyn Parpia


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lapp
people from Lapland


Explanation:
is this your link?
http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:i4VuUdUbKU4J:www.inchr....

it explains the background to the problem quite well.



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Note added at 21 mins (2008-07-30 10:24:38 GMT)
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some more info here:

http://www.google.it/search?hl=it&client=firefox-a&rls=org.m...

http://www.google.it/search?hl=it&client=firefox-a&rls=org.m...


Shera Lyn Parpia
Italy
Local time: 23:48
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
after reading the article I changed my mind. It is not a serious form of congenital lactase defficiency. It's a form of primary hypolactasia caused a polymorphism in a lactase gene typical for the people from Lapland. It is not more severe than other types of primary hypolactasia. nobody tests for it, probably such tests are even not available. repeating this phrase in drug documentation is pointless and should be abandoned in favour of the primary hypolactasia. Otherwise it will continue causing confusion. Thank you all for explanation.
Notes to answerer
Asker: actually this is the one: http://www.cambridge.org/us/books/kiple/lactose.htm , thank you very much for the Russian publication. I only wonder why all SPCs replicate this phrase were not referring to Lapland populations. They should say congenital lactase deficiency instead. maybe in this case it is similar as in the case of the Finnish type nephrotic syndrome (a proper name).


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tania McConaghy
52 mins
  -> thanks.

agree  Demi Ebrite: 'Lapp lactase deficiency', a rare, specific affliction, serious enough for interaction warnings. I guess if you REALLY need to know, you can read up on LAPP mtDNA ~ :>
6 hrs
  -> thanks.

agree  Veronica Prpic Uhing: Lapp lactase deficiency is the name for it as there are other types of the same
8 hrs
  -> yes.

agree  warren: exactly
11 hrs
  -> thanks

neutral  ElenaY: Could you please help me with the correct translation of term "Lapp lactase deficiency" into Russian?
141 days
  -> i'm sorry Elena, I don't speak Russian.
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