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steatorrhoea

Line breaks: stea¦tor|rhoea
Pronunciation: /ˌstɪətə(ʊ)ˈriːə
 
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Definition of steatorrhoea in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The excretion of abnormal quantities of fat with the faeces owing to reduced absorption of fat by the intestine.
Example sentences
  • Reducing the intake of fat might reduce nausea, steatorrhoea, and diarrhea often associated with giardiasis.
  • Associated manifestations that may cause complications include the gluten-sensitive enteropathy, which can cause steatorrhea, abnormal D-xylose absorption, and anemia.
  • Severe abdominal pain is the most common presentation, and diabetes mellitus and steatorrhoea often result from long-standing disease1.

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