Celiac Disease
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Celiac Disease
A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing gluten, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by inflammation of the small intestine, loss of microvilli structure, failed intestinal absorption, and malnutrition.
Celiac Disease

A digestive disease that is caused by an immune response to a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Celiac disease damages the lining of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. A person with celiac disease may become malnourished no matter how much food is consumed.

Celiac Disease
"celiac disease": A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing gluten, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by inflammation of the small intestine, loss of microvilli structure, failed intestinal absorption, and malnutrition.
Celiac Disease

A digestive and autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the lining of the small intestine when foods with gluten (wheat-based products) are eaten. Sometimes known as "gluten intolerance" or "wheat intolerance."

Celiac Disease

A digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine.

Celiac Disease

A digestive disease that is caused by an immune response to a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Celiac disease damages the lining of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. A person with celiac disease may become malnourished no matter how much food is consumed.

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Celiac Disease has been defined 6 different ways in documents like 2014 NAL Thesaurus, Glossary of Cancer Terms, 2015 NAL Glossary, and 3 more.

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