Medical Transcription Word Board archived thread
Anonymous
pt. has abdominal pain and dr. wants to check for "sprew"?? (nm)
Tue May 31, 2005 15:48




Txczech
sprue, as in celiac sprue etc. SM
Tue May 31, 2005 15:49

sprue
sproo 

1. Primary intestinal malabsorption with steatorrhea. Syn: cachexia aphthosa.
2. In dentistry, wax or metal used to form the aperture(s) for molten metal to flow into a mold to make a casting; also, the metal that later fills the sprue hole(s).

Origin
[D. spruw]

celiac sprue
nontropical sprue
tropical sprue





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