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Malabsorption syndrome

Synonym(s)

  • gastrointestinal absorption disorder
  • malabsorption
  • malnutrition malabsorption syndrome
  • unspecified intestinal malabsorption

Definition(s)

Decreased absorption of fat and other nutrients caused by liver, biliary, pancreatic or intestinal disease.

Definition from: AI/RHEUM via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

General term for a group of malnutrition syndromes caused by failure of normal intestinal absorption of nutrients.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Impaired absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A group of symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea resulting from the body's inability to properly absorb nutrients.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014