tropical sprue
noun Date: circa 1955 sprue II,1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tropical sprue — n SPRUE (2) * * * a malabsorption syndrome occurring in the tropics and subtropics; the malabsorption usually leads to protein energy malnutrition and often folic acid deficiency anemia and stomatitis. It is relatively uncommon in children, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tropical sprue — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 13393 ICD10 = ICD10|K|90|1|k|90 ICD9 = ICD9|579.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000275 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2162 MeshID = D013182 Tropical sprue is a malabsorption disease… …   Wikipedia

  • tropical sprue — ▪ disease       an acquired disease characterized by the small intestine s (small intestine) impaired absorption of fats, vitamins, and minerals. Its cause is unknown; infection, parasite infestation, vitamin deficiency, and food toxins have been …   Universalium

  • tropical sprue — noun a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul smelling diarrhea and emaciation • Syn: ↑sprue, ↑psilosis • Hypernyms: ↑disorder, ↑upset …   Useful english dictionary

  • tropical sprue — noun A particular disease whose major symptom is malabsorption …   Wiktionary

  • non-tropical sprue — noun Coeliac disease …   Wiktionary

  • SPRUE — [синонимы: aphthae tropicae (van der Burg, 1880), diarrhoea alba, psilosis linguae (Thin, 1897), tropical diarrhoea], тяжелое хрон. заболевание, характеризующееся циклическим течением, поносами в виде обильных пенистых беловатых испражнений,… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • sprue — 1. Primary intestinal malabsorption with steatorrhea. SYN: cachexia aphthosa. 2. In dentistry, wax or metal used to form the aperture(s) for molten metal to flow into a mold to make a casting …   Medical dictionary

  • Sprue — A sprue may refer to: *Sprue as used in foundry casting. *Sprue, found on injection moulded products. *Sprue, a disease of the small intestine. *Tropical sprue. *Sprue Asparagus, first pickings of asparagus …   Wikipedia

  • sprue — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1875 1. the waste piece on a casting (as of metal or plastic) left by the hole through which the mold was filled 2. the hole in which a sprue forms II. noun Etymology: Dutch spruw; akin to Middle Low… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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