short-bowel syndrome


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short-bowel syndrome

 
any of the malabsorption conditions resulting from massive resection of the small bowel, the degree and kind of malabsorption depending on the site and extent of the resection; it is characterized by diarrhea, steatorrhea, and malnutrition.

short-·bow·el syn·drome

malabsorption and maldigestion resulting from disease or resection of large portions of the small intestine.

short-·bow·el syn·drome

malabsorption and maldigestion resulting from disease or resection of large portions of the small intestine.

short-bowel syndrome

Etymology: AS, sceort + OFr, boel + Gk, syn, together, dromos, course
a loss of intestinal surface for absorption of nutrients caused by the surgical removal of a section of bowel. Treatment is with parenteral nutrition in the acute phase.

short-bow·el syn·drome

(shōrt-bow'ĕl sin'drōm)
Complex of symptoms that can result whenever the absorptive surface of the small bowel is reduced, as in massive or multiple small bowel resections. Symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, malabsorption, anemia, and vitamin, mineral, and electrolyte abnormalities. Degree of malabsorption and malnutrition depends on the site and extent of the resection.
Synonym(s): short-gut syndrome.

short-bow·el syn·drome

(shōrt bow'ĕl sin'drōm)
Complex of symptoms that can result whenever the absorptive surface of the small bowel is reduced, as in massive or multiple small bowel resections. Symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, malabsorption, anemia, and vitamin, mineral, and electrolyte abnormalities.
Synonym(s): short-gut syndrome.

short-bowel syndrome,

n a loss of intestinal surface for absorption of nutrients caused by the surgical removal of a section of bowel.

short-bowel syndrome

any of the malabsorption conditions resulting from massive resection of the small bowel, the degree and kind of malabsorption depending on the site and extent of the resection; it is characterized by diarrhea, steatorrhea and malnutrition.
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Short-bowel syndrome is a result of the surgical removal of part of the small intestine due to trauma or disease.