celiac disease

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of celiac disease

1911


Medical Dictionary

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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