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malabsorption

 [mal″ab-sorp´shun]
impaired intestinal absorption of nutrients.
malabsorption syndrome a group of disorders marked by subnormal intestinal absorption of dietary constituents, and thus excessive loss of nutrients in the stool; it may be due to a digestive defect, a mucosal abnormality, or lymphatic obstruction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mal·ab·sorp·tion

(mal'ab-sōrp'shŭn),
Imperfect, inadequate, or otherwise disordered gastrointestinal absorption.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

malabsorption

(măl′əb-zôrp′shən, -sôrp′-)
n.
Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
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malabsorption

The suboptimal absorption of nutrients from the GI tract.

Clinical findings
Bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea.
 
Aetiology
Cystic fibrosis (number one cause in US), abetalipoproteinaemia, acrodermatitis enteropathica, biliary atresia, bovine lactalbumin (cow's milk protein) intolerance, coeliac disease (gluten-induced enteropathy), sprue, juvenile pernicious anaemia, lactose intolerance, parasites (Diphyllobothrium latum, Giardia lamblia, Necator americanus, Strongyloides stercoralis), soy milk protein intolerance, vitamin B12 malabsorption.
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malabsorption

GI disease A group of Sx–eg, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea due to the inability to properly absorb nutrients Etiology Cystic fibrosis–number one cause in US, abetalipoproteinemia, acrodermatitis enteropathica, biliary atresia, bovine lactalbumin intolerance–cow's milk protein, celiac disease–gluten-induced-enteropathy, sprue, juvenile pernicious anemia, lactose intolerance, parasites–Diphyllobothrium latum, Giardia lamblia, Necator americanus, Strongyloides stercoralis, soy milk protein intolerance, vitamin B12 malabsorption
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mal·ab·sorp·tion

(mal'ab-sōrp'shŭn)
Imperfect, inadequate, or otherwise disordered gastrointestinal absorption.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

malabsorption

One of a number of disorders in which there is a failure of movement of some of the elements of the diet from the small intestine into the bloodstream so that MALNUTRITION may occur in spite of an adequate diet. See LACTASE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME, COELIAC DISEASE, STEATORRHOEA, RICKETS and OSTEOMALACIA.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Malabsorption

Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

mal·ab·sorp·tion

(mal'ab-sōrp'shŭn)
Imperfect or disordered gastrointestinal absorption.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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