Definition of Malabsorption

1. Noun. Abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract.

Generic synonyms: Absorption, Assimilation

Definition of Malabsorption

1. Noun. The state arising from abnormality in digestion or absorption of food nutrients across the gastrointestinal tract. ¹

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Definition of Malabsorption

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Medical Definition of Malabsorption

1. Impaired intestinal absorption of nutrients. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malabsorption

mal de Cayenne
mal de Meleda
mal de San Lazaro
mal de caderas
mal de la rosa
mal de los pintos
mal de mer
mal perforant
mal rosso
mala fide
malabsorption (current term)
malabsorption syndrome
malabsorption syndromes
malacca cane
malachite green

Literary usage of Malabsorption

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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"malabsorption generally is not considered a disease directly related to the ... In the dog, about 75 percent of reported malabsorption cases are due to ..."

2. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"Many studies have documented the malabsorption of macro- and micronutrients during acute diarrhea.34"37 malabsorption of sugars (glucose, xylose, ..."

3. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"Vitamin D Metabolites The rationale for the use of these metabolites is the malabsorption of calcium associated with abnormal vitamin D metabolism in ..."

4. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Intestinal malabsorption Depending on the intervention used to attain weight loss, intestinal malab- sorption of nutrients may accompany weight loss; ..."

5. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Alcoholics showed malabsorption of xylose, a sugar frequently used to study ... The proportion of alcoholics who experienced this malabsorption ranged from ..."

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