regional ileitis

Crohn's disease

[krohnz]
noun Pathology.
a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes scarring and thickening of the intestinal walls and frequently leads to obstruction.
Also called regional ileitis, regional enteritis.


Origin:
named after Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884–1983), U.S. physician, one of the authors of a description of the disease published in 1932

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regional enteritis

noun Pathology.
Also called regional ileitis.
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Crohn's disease (krəʊnz)
 
n
See also Johne's disease Also called: regional enteritis inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileum
 
[C20: named after B. B. Crohn (1884--1983), US physician]

regional enteritis
 
n
another name for Crohn's disease

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Crohn's disease
1935, for U.S. pathologist B.B. Crohn (1884-1983), one of the team that wrote the article describing it in 1932.
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Crohn's disease (krōnz)
n.
See regional enteritis.

regional enteritis n.
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. Also called Crohn's disease, distal ileitis, granulomatous enteritis, regional ileitis, terminal ileitis.

regional ileitis n.
See regional enteritis.

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Crohn's disease   (krōnz)  Pronunciation Key 
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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