stearrhea


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ste·a·tor·rhe·a

(stē'ă-tō-rē'ă),
Passage of fat in large amounts in the feces, due to failure to digest and absorb it; occurs in pancreatic disease and the malabsorption syndromes. Synonym(s): fat indigestion
Synonym(s): stearrhea
[steato- + G. rhoia, a flow]

stearrhea

Etymology: Gk, stear, fat, rhoia, flow
excessive secretion of fat.

ste·a·tor·rhe·a

, stearrhea (stē'ă-tŏr-ē'ă, stē'ă-rēă)
Passage of fat in large amounts in the feces due to failure to digest and absorb it; occurs in pancreatic disease and the malabsorption syndromes; an absence of bile acids will increase steatorrhea.
Synonym(s): steatorrhoea.
[steato- + G. rhoia, a flow]

stearrhea

(ste?a-re'a) [Gr. stear, fat, + rhoia, flow]
The excessive secretion of sebum or fat from the sebaceous glands of the skin. Synonym: seborrhea oleosa
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