Acidophilus

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Medical Definition of Acidophilus

Acidophilus: Bacteria found in yogurt that can help restore a supportive bacterial environment to an intestinal tract whose normal intestinal bacterial population ("flora") has been disturbed by disease or antibiotics.

Eating yogurt with acidophilus may also be useful in preventing candidiasis (thrush), including in the vagina.


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Reviewed on 1/24/2017

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