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 (măl′əb-zôrp′shən, -sôrp′-)
Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.


(Pathology) a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc


(ˌmæl əbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-)

faulty absorption of nutritive material from the intestine.
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Noun1.malabsorption - abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tractmalabsorption - abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract
assimilation, absorption - the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion


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Those with darker skin, conditions causing fat malabsorption, and obesity issues have even more difficulties getting the essential amounts of sunshine vitamin due to their bodys inability to support proper Vitamin D synthesis.
In the present series out of 102, in 6 cases it was more than 6 gm, between 6-7 gm in three and more than 7 gm in three cases, so it seems likely that mild fat malabsorption may occur in cases of amoebiasis.
According to Grossman, other factors that can put someone at risk of low vitamin D levels include inadequate intake of vitamin D-rich foods over time; conditions such as Crohn's disease, celiac disease, or cystic fibrosis which can cause fat malabsorption in which the digestive tract does not properly absorb vitamin D; and kidney disease, which makes the body unable to convert vitamin D to its active form.
FHBL homozygotes may experience severe fat malabsorption and show severe clinical and biochemical manifestations similar to those of ABL.
Causes of vitamin D deficiency include obesity, fat malabsorption syndromes, bariatric surgery, nephrotic syndrome, a wide range of medications (anticonvulsants and anti-HIV/AIDS drugs), chronic granuloma-forming disorders, some lymphomas, and primary hyperthyroidism.
7) The clinical manifestations of fat malabsorption are steatorrhoea and flatulence.
Individuals suffering liver disease (cirrhosis), fat malabsorption, and cystic fibrosis can benefit from high doses of vitamin E.
However, we can't be certain whether or not fat malabsorption that occurs prior to starting enzymes at diagnosis contributes to diminished lung function later on in early childhood," said Dr.
Fat malabsorption can also be associated with liver and gall bladder disease, intestinal infection (viral, bacterial, or parasites), lymphangiectasia, and other conditions.
Children who are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency, such as those with chronic fat malabsorption and those taking certain antiseizure medications, may require higher doses of vitamin D.
Independent of UVB exposure, the following medical conditions can cause vitamin D deficiency: fat malabsorption syndromes (Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, gastric bypass), kidney failure, significantly impaired liver function, and seizure disorders (not directly from the seizures but from long-term use of medications to treat seizures, such as phenobarbitol and phenytoin).