Definition of malabsorption in English:

malabsorption

Syllabification: mal·ab·sorp·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmaləbˈsôrpSHən, -ˈzôrp-
 
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noun

  • Imperfect absorption of food material by the small intestine.
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    • Cystic fibrosis also causes malabsorption, although fat absorption is the hallmark of this condition.
    • Weight loss is accomplished both by restriction of food quantity and malabsorption of nutrients.
    • Other post-op complications include portal hypertension, malabsorption and rickets.

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