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[Gr. steatos, fat, + rhoia, flow]
1. Increased secretion of fat from the sebaceous glands of the skin.
SYN: SEE: seborrhea
2. Fatty stools, as seen in some malabsorption syndromes. Stains, such as Sudan stain, can be used to demonstrate fat in stool. Precise measurements of the quantity of fat in stools can be made with a 72-hr stool collection. During the collection the patient must eat at least 100 g of dietary fat each day. The excretion of more than 7 g/day of fat is abnormal, that is, diagnostic of fat malabsorption.
SYN: SEE: fatty stool
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Steatorrhea." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/753834/all/steatorrhea.
Steatorrhea. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/753834/all/steatorrhea. Accessed May 31, 2023.
Steatorrhea. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/753834/all/steatorrhea
Steatorrhea [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 May 31]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/753834/all/steatorrhea.
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