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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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Clinical features in CF are similar to common respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases and may mimic with asthma, pneumonia and malabsorption syndromes.
Many malabsorption syndromes, including inflammatory bowel disease, lactose intolerance, and celiac disease, impair the ability of the intestinal tract to absorb calcium," explains Vivian Sobel, MD, an endocrinologist at Weill Cornell Medicine.
The variability in the absorption rates may be explained on the basis of interindividual differences, food, drugs and malabsorption syndromes.
Also obese patients and patients with malabsorption syndromes may need more frequent monitoring.
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In those countries, folate testing could be limited to specific indications such as macrocytic anaemia with peripheral blood morphological changes suggestive of megaloblastosis, alcoholism, malabsorption syndromes such as coeliac disease (most foods fortified with folic acid are not gluten free), some haemopoietic disorders, and chemotherapy patients.
Monitoring 25(OH) D levels and taking higher doses of vitamin D (such as 2000 IU per day or more) may be worthwhile for selected patients, such as those with advanced age, malabsorption syndromes, or certain other health conditions, and people with dark skin or minimal sunlight exposure.
The iron absorption test is the simplest way to quantify the stage of iron depletion, and to differentiate dietary deficiency from malabsorption syndromes.
Decreased carotene levels are seen in several malabsorption syndromes, including, but not limited to, some pancreatic diseases, sprue, post-small intestine resection, and celiac disease.
This would include patients with osteoporosis, those with malabsorption syndromes, patients taking medications interfering with vitamin D, those with chronic kidney disease and older adults.