ulcerative colitis


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ulcerative colitis

n.
A form of inflammatory bowel disease affecting the colon and rectum, characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
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Noun1.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
colitis, inflammatory bowel disease - inflammation of the colon
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Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, characterised by ulcers in the large intestine and the rectum.
Recently, it has been reported that there are almost 100 nonoverlapping risk loci identified in IBD, with approximately 25 loci shared between Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis (22,23) (see Table 1).
To address these shortcomings, the investigators examined the link between depressive symptoms and the later onset of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis using data from the prospective Nurses Health Study I and II.
The outcomes and quality of life for patients with ulcerative colitis can be bleak," said John Rioux from the Montreal Heart Institute and senior author on the paper.
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in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis compared to
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