Definitions for blind loop syndrome
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word blind loop syndrome
Blind loop syndrome
Blind loop syndrome, also known as Stagnant loop syndrome, is a medical condition that occurs when the intestine is obstructed, slowing or stopping the progress of digested food, and thus facilitating the growth of bacteria to the point that problems in nutrient absorption occur.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Blind Loop Syndrome
A malabsorption syndrome that is associated with a blind loop in the upper SMALL INTESTINE that is characterized by the lack of peristaltic movement, stasis of INTESTINAL CONTENTS, and the overgrowth of BACTERIA. Such bacterial overgrowth interferes with BILE SALTS action, FATTY ACIDS processing, MICROVILLI integrity, and the ABSORPTION of nutrients such as VITAMIN B12 and FOLIC ACID.
Find a translation for the blind loop syndrome definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these blind loop syndrome definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"blind loop syndrome." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Feb. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/blind loop syndrome>.