Sentence Examples


  • Specialized testing of chromosome 15 will be required; the usual tests done during amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling will not reveal the specific, small genetic flaw that causes Angelman syndrome.
  • For people with celiac disease, when gluten-containing foods are eaten, your body responds by attacking the villi, so rather than having all this surface area to absorb nutrients, the opposite occurs.
  • If you've researched celiac disease symptoms, you've likely heard references to the small intestine and villi, but may not understand the role they play and why they are important for optimal health.
  • When a person with celiac disease ingests gluten, his or her immune system attacks the villi within the small intestine, resulting in an inability for nutrients from food to enter the bloodstream.
  • These patients will usually not show elevated anti-gliadin antibodies or characteristically damaged villi, and as a result may be advised that their symptoms are not related to gluten sensitivity.