Definition of Malabsorption syndrome

1. Noun. A pattern of symptoms including loss of appetite and bloating and weight loss and muscle pain and steatorrhea; associated with celiac disease and sprue and cystic fibrosis.

Generic synonyms: Syndrome

Medical Definition of Malabsorption syndrome

1. A variety of conditions in which digestion and absorption in the small intestine are impaired. Multiple causes including lymphoma, amyloid and other infiltrations, Crohn's disease, gluten sensitive enteropathy and the sprue syndrome in which the villi atrophy for unknown reasons. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malabsorption Syndrome

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mal perforant
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mala fide
malabsorption syndrome (current term)
malabsorption syndromes
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malachite green

Literary usage of Malabsorption syndrome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"It has been hypothesized that repeated asymptomatic infections is one cause of the "subclinical malabsorption" syndrome commonly observed in the ..."

2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"malabsorption syndrome resembling nontropical sprue in dogs. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. l46:463-473. Kaplan, ML, DA Garcia, P. Goldhaber, MA Davis, ..."

3. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1995)
"malabsorption syndrome: Decreased intestinal absorption resulting in loss of appetite, muscle pain and weight loss. MALAISE: A generalized, nonspecific ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"treatment of gastrointestinal malabsorption syndrome (a group of disorders in which there is subnormal absorption of dietary constituents and thus excessive ..."

5. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"... chronic malabsorption syndrome, carcinomas of the oropharynx and upper gastrointestinal tract, and being 10 percent or more below ideal body weight. ..."

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