from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic disorder 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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- n. inflammation of the colon
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A genome-wide association study identifies IL23R as an inflammatory bowel disease gene.
Probiotic Lactobacillus spp. diminish Helicobacter hepaticus–induced inflammatory bowel disease in interleukin-10-deficient mice.
This pattern began in the late 1980s, when Wakefield, a Canadian-trained surgeon then in his early thirties, challenged the conventional thinking about a debilitating and incurable inflammatory bowel disease IBD called Crohn’s disease.