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mal·ab·sorp·tion

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

(ˌmæləbˈsɔːpʃən)
n
(Pathology) a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc
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mal•ab•sorp•tion

(ˌmæl əbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-)

n.
faulty absorption of nutritive material from the intestine.
[1930–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations

malabsorption

n malabsorción f
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Malabsorption of oral antibiotics in pregnancy after gastric bypass surgery.
The differential diagnosis of low BMD includes a "hopelessly bewildering" list of problems that can cause secondary osteoporosis in adults, but these can be narrowed down to relatively common causes, including vitamin D deficiency, hypercalciuria, hypogonadism, malabsorption, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and myeloma.
The differential diagnosis of low BMD includes a "hopelessly bewildering" list of problems that can cause secondary osteoporosis in adults, but these can be narrowed down to relatively common causes, including vitamin D deficiency, hyper-calciuria, hypogonadism, malabsorption, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and myeloma.
Topics include impedance studies, high-resolution manometry, sensitivity testing, gastric emptying scintigraphy, breath testing for carbohydrate malabsorption and bacterial overgrowth, new tests like wireless motility capsule for evaluation of regional and whole gut transit/motility, functional brain imaging in GI neurophysiology, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, and fecal incontinence.
It does not include a rerouting of the gastrointestinal tract like the gastric bypass and because of that, there would be no malabsorption of necessary vitamins.
Aya, just over a year old, suffers from an inherited disorder called glucose-galactose malabsorption (GGM), which prevents her from absorbing the simple sugars found in breast milk and in generic milk substitutes.
Gluten activates an inflammatory immune response, which eventually leads to malabsorption of nutrients and a loss of certain enzymes in the small intestine.
Lactose malabsorption occurs because of a decreased ability to digest lactose, due to a deficiency in the enzyme, lactase, which is essential for milk digestion.
A Lactose malabsorption is the decreased ability to digest lactose due to a deficiency in the enzyme lactase, which is essential for milk (and milk products) digestion.
Panel members said understanding the distinction and interplay between lactose intolerance and lactose malabsorption is important when considering ways to meet nutritional needs.
Feces from animals that have been overfed and those with gastrointestinal conditions such as malabsorption (impaired absorption of nutrients in the small intestine) or trypsin deficiencies may have higher amounts of undigested ingredients, making these feces palatable enough to appeal to some dogs.
Early introduction of fruit juices may be associated with other comorbidities, such as chronic diarrhea and carbohydrate malabsorption, and short stature.