malabsorption syndrome


malabsorption syndrome
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.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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