malabsorption

noun
mal·​ab·​sorp·​tion | \ ˌma-ləb-ˈsȯrp-shən How to pronounce malabsorption (audio) , -ˈzȯrp-\

Definition of malabsorption

: faulty absorption especially of nutrient materials from the gastrointestinal tract

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Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, "UK teen is legally blind after 7-year diet of french fries, white bread and ham slices, doctors say," 5 Sep. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, "UK teen is legally blind after 7-year diet of french fries, white bread and ham slices, doctors say," 5 Sep. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, "UK teen is legally blind after 7-year diet of french fries, white bread and ham slices, doctors say," 5 Sep. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. oregonlive, "Teen blind after eating fries, bread and ham for 7 years," 3 Sep. 2019 The major cited downside to phytates is micronutrient malabsorption. Katherine Pett, SELF, "Why Are People Suddenly Saying That Whole Grains Are Bad for Your Gut?," 9 May 2018 However, in industrialized nations, with a plentiful and diverse food supply, as well as food fortification, mineral malabsorption from phytates is much less of a problem. Katherine Pett, SELF, "Why Are People Suddenly Saying That Whole Grains Are Bad for Your Gut?," 9 May 2018 Fructose malabsorption, which is different from hereditary fructose intolerance, can also be diagnosed with a breath hydrogen test performed by your doctor. Rosa Heyman, Redbook, "9 Things That Are Keeping You Bloated," 21 Aug. 2014 The damage to the intestines causes malabsorption, potentially cancer and other health issues and is a lifelong issue. Hannah Drown, cleveland.com, "How many people really need to avoid gluten in their diet?," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of malabsorption

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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malabsorption

noun
mal·​ab·​sorp·​tion | \ ˌmal-əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp- How to pronounce malabsorption (audio) \

Medical Definition of malabsorption

: faulty absorption of nutrient materials from the digestive tract

called also malassimilation

Other Words from malabsorption

malabsorptive \ -​tiv How to pronounce malabsorptive (audio) \ adjective

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