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- region of inferior limb,
- region of superior limb,
- regional anatomy,
- regional anesthesia,
- regional hypothermia,
- regional ileitis,
- regional metamorphism,
Also called regional ileitis.
[ krohnz ]
/ kroʊnz /
a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes scarring and thickening of the intestinal walls and frequently leads to obstruction.
Origin of Crohn's disease
named after Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884–1983), U.S. physician, one of the authors of a description of the disease published in 1932
Also called regional ileitis, regional enteritis.
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another name for Crohn's disease
/ (krəʊnz) /
inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileumAlso called: regional enteritis See also Johne's disease
Word Origin for Crohn's disease
C20: named after B. B. Crohn (1884–1983), US physician
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1935, for U.S. pathologist B.B. Crohn (1884-1983), one of the team that wrote the article describing it in 1932.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ krōnz ]
Enteritis of unknown cause that is usually limited to the terminal ileum but can progress to other segments of the intestine, characterized by nodule formation and fibrous tissue buildup, abdominal pain, and patchy deep ulceration.granulomatous enteritis regional enteritis regional ileitis terminal ileitis
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[ krōnz ]
A gastrointestinal disease characterized by inflammation of the ileum, resulting in abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and weight loss. It is named after American physician Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983), who first described it.
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