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proctitis

[prok-tahy-tis] /prɒkˈtaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the rectum and anus.
Origin of proctitis
proct- + -itis
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  • Chronic constipation is the result of proctitis and colitis.

    Intestinal Ills Alcinous Burton Jamison
  • Can any one that suffers from proctitis, etc., have a natural stool?

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  • Abnormal irritability of the bowels is necessarily involved in the inflammatory process known as proctitis and colitis.

    Intestinal Ills Alcinous Burton Jamison
  • But wounds of this character are very infrequent compared with chronic inflammation (proctitis) as the exciting cause.

    Intestinal Ills Alcinous Burton Jamison
  • Every victim hates to be compelled to do a thing, and the victim of proctitis and colitis is no exception to the rule.

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  • More often man's early and most common malady, proctitis, is the direct or indirect cause.

    Intestinal Ills Alcinous Burton Jamison
  • Mineral waters like Hunyadi, etc., irritate the cause of constipation (proctitis) in a way similar to cathartic remedies.

    Intestinal Ills Alcinous Burton Jamison
  • All cases of proctitis are more or less accompanied by constipation and diarrhea.

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  • But many persons are deceived by the conduct of proctitis and are thus likely to omit the regular irrigation twice a day.

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  • The proctitis, if neglected, will only be the means of increasing the size, length and number of these channels.

    Intestinal Ills Alcinous Burton Jamison
proctitis in Medicine

proctitis proc·ti·tis (prŏk-tī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the rectum or anus. Also called rectitis.

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