Impaired absorption of nutrients in the
gastrointestinal tract most often a
side effects or a health condition or
Excessive loss of blood during menstrual
be due to abnormal blood clotting,
disruption of normal hormonal regulation
of periods or disorders of the
endometrial lining of the womb.
A collective term for all chemical
processes that take place in the body.
changes produce energy and basic
materials needed for processes of life.
Lake mineral clays used in nutrition as
a source of trace minerals.
Montmorillonite is named after a town of
Montmorillon in France
Complex sugar molecules that are a soft,
that protect mucous membranes and
The slick, slimy fluid
up of water, mucin (a glycoprotein),
salts, and some cells
secreted by the mucous membranes. Mucus
acts as a lubricant and mechanical
protector of the mucous membranes.
A white fatty substance (produced
by Schwann cells)
nerve cells to
provide electrical insulation
in nerve impulse transmission.