interstitial cystitis


A chronic inflammatory condition of unknown cause involving the mucosa and muscular tissue of the bladder and resulting in reduced bladder capacity.

Nearby words

  1. interstellar space,
  2. interstice,
  3. interstitial,
  4. interstitial cell,
  5. interstitial cell-stimulating hormone,
  6. interstitial disease,
  7. interstitial emphysema,
  8. interstitial fluid,
  9. interstitial gastritis,
  10. interstitial giant cell pneumonia

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