Definition of steatorrhea in English:


Syllabification: ste·at·or·rhe·a
Pronunciation: /ˌstēətəˈrēə, stēˌatə-
(British steatorrhoea)


  • The excretion of abnormal quantities of fat with the feces owing to reduced absorption of fat by the intestine.
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    • 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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