abetalipoproteinemia

[ ey-bey-tuh-lip-uh-proh-tee-nee-mee-uh, -tee-uh-nee-, -lahy-puh-, ey-bee- ]
/ ˌeɪ beɪ təˌlɪp əˌproʊ tiˈni mi ə, -ti əˈni-, -ˌlaɪ pə-, ˌeɪ bi- /

noun Pathology.

a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism due to an inability to synthesize certain apolipoproteins necessary for the transport of triglycerides, leading to diarrhea, steatorrhea, and failure to thrive.

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Medical definitions for abetalipoproteinemia

abetalipoproteinemia
[ ā-bā′tə-lĭp′ō-prō′tē-nēmē-ə, -tē-ə-nē- ]

n.

An inherited disorder characterized by the absence of low-density lipoproteins in the plasma, the presence of acanthocytes in the blood, retinal pigmentary degeneration, malabsorption of fats, and neuromuscular abnormalities.Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome
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