Malabsorption Syndrome


AIR: Malabsorption: decreased absorption of fat and other nutrients caused by liver, biliary, pancreatic or intestinal disease. The 72-hour fecal fat determination is the best single test for mal- absorption.,MSH: General term for a group of MALNUTRITION syndromes caused by failure of normal INTESTINAL ABSORPTION of nutrients.,CSP: impaired absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract.,NCI: A group of symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea resulting from the body's inability to properly absorb nutrients.,NCI: A disorder characterized by inadequate absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include abdominal marked discomfort, bloating and diarrhea.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. If you have a malabsorption syndrome, your small intestine cannot absorb nutrients from foods.</p><p>Causes of malabsorption syndromes include</p><ul><li><a href=''>Celiac disease</a>

Download in:

View as