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Medical Term:

malabsorption syndrome


Definition: a state characterized by diverse features such as diarrhea, weakness, edema, lassitude, weight loss, poor appetite, protuberant abdomen, pallor, bleeding tendencies, paresthesias, muscle cramps, and steatorrhea; caused by any of several conditions in which there is ineffective absorption of nutrients, sprue, gluten-induced enteropathy, gastroileostomy, tuberculosis, and certain fistula types.

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