inflammatory bowel disease


noun

any intestinal inflammatory disease, especially Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, of unknown cause. Abbreviation: IBD

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Medical definitions for inflammatory bowel disease

inflammatory bowel disease

n.

Any of several incurable and debilitating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation and obstruction of parts of the intestine.
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Scientific definitions for inflammatory bowel disease

inflammatory bowel disease
[ ĭn-flămə-tôr′ē ]

Any of several chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, especially Crohn's disease or an ulcerative form of colitis, characterized by inflammation of the intestine and resulting in abdominal cramping and persistent diarrhea.
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