inflammatory bowel disease

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inflammatory bowel disease

n. Abbr. IBD
Any of several chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, especially Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the intestine and resulting in abdominal cramping and diarrhea.
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Noun1.inflammatory bowel disease - inflammation of the colon
Crohn's disease, regional enteritis, regional ileitis - a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss
irritable bowel syndrome, mucous colitis, spastic colon - recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
ulcerative colitis - a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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Altretamine is currently used to treat ovarian cancer, but these results suggest that, like sulfasalazine, it could be used for bowel inflammation or rheumatoid arthritis too.
Ryan has suffered from Crohn's since he was 14, has been brought out of a medically induced coma after suffering severe blood poisoning following emergency surgery to treat the disease, which causes bowel inflammation.
But Jeannette said Nicole remains in jail and that she is in bad health having being diagnosed with bowel inflammation, and suffering from the stress of her prison ordeal.
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I've found sometimes treating a mild chronic bowel inflammation can solve the other problems your cat may be demonstrating.
The ground worker made an appointment with his family doctor and was offered a test to check for evidence of bowel inflammation.
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30am on April 24, 2008, suffering with abdominal pain and staff noted he had a suspected bowel inflammation.
In contrast, spondylitis (which is more difficult to treat) tends to appear years before the symptoms of bowel inflammation do.
Although the exact mechanisms by which exogenous proteinases affect bowel inflammation have not yet been determined, the results justify additional studies of this complementary biologically based approach to treatment of IBD.