Definition of Coeliac disease

1. Noun. (U.K.) An auto-immune disease characterised by sensitivity of the lining of the small intestine to gluten, causing a failure to digest food properly. ¹



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Medical Definition of Coeliac disease

1. Gluten enteropathy: atrophy of villi in small intestine leads to impaired absorption of nutrients. Caused by sensitivity to gluten (protein of wheat and rye). Sufferers have serum antibodies to gluten and show delayed hypersensitivity to gluten, the risk factor is ten times greater in HLA B8 positive individuals. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coeliac Disease

coelacanths
coelentera
coelenterate
coelenterate family
coelenterate genus
coelenterates
coelenterazine
coelenteron
coeliac
coeliac-flux
coeliac (lymphatic) plexus
coeliac (nervous) plexus
coeliac artery
coeliac axis
coeliac branches of vagus nerve
coeliac disease (current term)
coeliac ganglia
coeliac glands
coeliac lymph nodes
coeliac plexus
coeliac plexus reflex
coeliac rickets
coeliac sprue
coeliac syndrome
coeliac trunk
coeliacs
coeliagra
coeligenous
coelioscopy
coeliotomies

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