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

Examples of celiac disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same goes for people with celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities who should not consume wheat. Chris Smith, BGR, 29 Dec. 2021 And so Dorothy Andersen started doing this autopsy and slowly began to realize that this was not celiac disease. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 4 Nov. 2021 On the Finnish side of the border, there was an astronomical rise in autoimmune conditions, such as Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Kara Miller, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Dec. 2021 While 21 million Americans are either sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease, according to Beyond Celiac, roughly 30% of Americans willingly avoid gluten, according to CNET. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 3 Dec. 2021 People who have psoriasis are two times more likely to have celiac disease compared to those without psoriasis, according to a 2020 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology3. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 29 Nov. 2021 He was also recently diagnosed with celiac disease. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Linch, who also has celiac disease, added Sprouts Farmers Market. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Nov. 2021 Ulcerative colitis is not the same as celiac disease, in which gluten triggers the immune system to attack the small intestine. Kathryn Watson, SELF, 17 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of celiac disease

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of celiac disease was in 1911

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“Celiac disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celiac%20disease. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about celiac disease

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