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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Breast-feeding is also associated with a lower risk for sudden infant death syndrome; allergies, including conditions like asthma and eczema; celiac disease and childhood inflammatory bowel disease. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Trump Stance on Breast-Feeding and Formula Criticized by Medical Experts," 9 July 2018 However, Polubriaginof is using the overall results to suggest that Columbia’s physicians could do a better job of screening patients at risk for diabetes and celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "Family trees hidden in medical records could predict your disease risk," 17 May 2018 But, unfortunately for those with celiac disease, customers may need to dish out a little extra dough for the gluten-free varieties. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Girl Scouts debut Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie 'with a hint of sea salt'," 15 Aug. 2018 Buckwheat Many people living with celiac disease can tolerate this whole grain, along with quinoa, amaranth, and sorghum. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 And given her persistent gastrointestinal problems, May would look for celiac disease. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "Her Various Symptoms Seemed Unrelated. Then One Doctor Put It All Together.," 14 Feb. 2018 By making the diet change, pregnancy problems associated with celiac disease are greatly lowered. Hannah Drown, cleveland.com, "How do celiac disease and gluten-free diets impact pregnancy?," 8 May 2018 Gluten-free eaters learn to love alternative grains like amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, and rice, but only those with a wheat allergy or, more seriously, celiac disease, must strictly comply. Allure, "Do Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, or Low-Carb Diets Actually Work?," 16 May 2018 In individuals with celiac disease, gluten can cause a great variety of symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and a swollen stomach, among others. Miguel Saps, M.d., miamiherald, "Is eating gluten really bad for you?," 19 June 2018

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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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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