What does SBS mean in Physiology?

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Short Bowel Syndrome

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What does SBS mean?

Short bowel syndrome
Short bowel syndrome is a malabsorption disorder caused by the surgical removal of the small intestine, or rarely due to the complete dysfunction of a large segment of bowel. Most cases are acquired, although some children are born with a congenital short bowel. It usually does not develop unless more than two thirds of the small intestine have been removed. SBS has been designated a rare disease by the EMA, and is eligible for orphan drug designation according to the USFDA.

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