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Blind Loop Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Blind Loop Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.469.637.145
C18.452.603.145
Unique ID
D001765
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001765
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome
Stagnant Loop Syndrome
Previous Indexing
Malabsorption Syndromes (1966-1968)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73(69)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Blind Loop Syndrome Preferred
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