Glossary

Glossary

The glossary aids you in understanding the specialised terms in relation to cow’s milk allergy and other food allergies. Start by typing in the search box or use the alphabetical index to find what you are looking for.

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  • Malabsorption

    A condition in which our body is not able to absorb all or part of the food nutrients. Impairment can be of single or multiple nutrients depending on the abnormality. This may lead to malnutrition. Malabsorption can have many causes.
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  • Manifestation

    The symptoms or observable conditions which are seen as a result of some disease.
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  • Mucous membrane

    A membrane which secretes mucus. It forms the lining of various body passages that communicate with the air, such as the respiratory, genitourinary, and digestive tracts including the mouth, nasal passages, vagina and urethra.
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  • Multi food protein intolerance (MFPI)

    Allergy to several common food proteins, such as cows' milk, hens' eggs, peanuts or soya bean. In more than the half of children with food allergy, adverse reactions to more than one food are seen.
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