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  • Disease

    Macroamylasemia

    Macroamylasemia is the presence of an abnormal substance called macroamylase in the blood.

  • Disease

    Malabsorption

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Malabsorption is difficulty absorbing nutrients from food.

  • Disease

    Mallory-Weiss tear

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    A Mallory-Weiss tear occurs in the of the lower part of the esophagus or upper part of the stomach, near where they join. The tear may bleed.

  • Disease

    Meckel's diverticulum

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    A Meckel’s diverticulum is a pouch on the wall of the lower part of the intestine that is present at birth (congenital). The diverticulum may contain tissue that is the same as tissue of the stomach or pancreas.

  • Disease

    Mesenteric artery ischemia

    Mesenteric artery ischemia occurs when there is a narrowing or blockage of one or more of the three mesenteric arteries, the major arteries that supply the small and large intestines.