celiac disease

noun

Definition of celiac disease

: a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa

called also celiac sprue

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Recent Examples on the Web There are also gluten-free hair vitamins available to individuals with celiac disease. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best hair vitamin," 9 Oct. 2020 Kurt Soller Gluten-free diets may be trendy, but the Charlier family — who run a farm in Provence, France — has been eating that way for three generations, because of a history of celiac disease and wheat allergies. Michaela Trimble, New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 24 Sep. 2020 Lynch, who has Type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and a form of muscular dystrophy, opened up in a heartfelt letter to her friends and followers. Saba Hamedy, CNN, "These immunocompromised college students felt isolated when the fall semester began. So they did something about it," 15 Sep. 2020 In addition, the group said, children diagnosed with celiac disease -- an intolerance to wheat -- often eat rice products instead and thus ingest some 14 times more arsenic than other children. Sandee Lamotte And Gisela Crespo, CNN, "New FDA limits on arsenic levels in infant rice cereals don't adequately protect children, critics say," 6 Aug. 2020 For more information on gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, visit https://www.beyondceliac.org. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Job seekers need to show interest, not desperation," 19 June 2020 Rewers’s study combines diabetes screening with a test for an autoantibody that appears in celiac disease, in which the body can’t tolerate gluten. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "Could mass screening benefit kids at high risk of diabetes?," 23 Apr. 2020 That test confirmed that her daughter had celiac disease. Amanda Keener, New York Times, "Should You Screen Your Child for Celiac Disease?," 17 Apr. 2020 People with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease can also enjoy custom alternatives without having to pay grocery store markups. Popular Science, "Bread makers to fulfill your every knead," 22 Oct. 2019

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Celiac disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celiac%20disease. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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celiac disease

noun

Medical Definition of celiac disease

: a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa

called also celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue, sprue

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