Definitions for "Malabsorption"
This big word means bad absorption of nutrientsfrom the digestive tract. This can result in vitamin deficiencies, loss of weight, and poor health.Malabsorption can be caused by intestinal diseases or lack of digestive enzymes.
defective absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Malabsorption syndrome is characterized by steatorrhea, diarrhea, weight loss, weakness and anemia.
Failure of the gut to absorb food, resulting in weight loss, diarrhoea and decreased effectiveness of drugs taken orally.