Celiac-disease meaning

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A chronic gastrointestinal disease characterized by sensitivity to gluten and malabsorption from the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, stools with high fat content, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies.
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A chronic nutritional disorder, usually of young children, caused by faulty absorption of gluten in the intestines and characterized by diarrhea and malnutrition.
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A chronic gastrointestinal disease characterized by sensitivity to gluten and malabsorption from the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, stools with high fat content, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies.
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A gastrointestinal disease characterized by an inability to absorb the protein gluten, resulting in diarrhea, the passage of stools having a high fat content, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Individuals with celiac disease must avoid ingesting products made from grains containing gluten, including wheat, rye, barley, and oats.
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US spelling of coeliac disease.
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