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regional enteritis

noun, Pathology.
Also called regional ileitis. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for regional-enteritis

regional enteritis

another name for Crohn's disease
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regional-enteritis in Medicine

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.

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