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.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 1/24/2017
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
Digestive Disorders Resources
- Chronic Constipation: Causes and Ways to Find Relief
- What is Castleman Disease?
- Stay on Top of CF to Avoid Digestive Disease