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regional enteritis

noun, Pathology
Also called regional ileitis.

Crohn's disease

[krohnz] /kroʊnz/
noun, Pathology
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for regional-ileitis

Crohn's disease

/krəʊnz/
noun
1.
inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileum Also called regional enteritis See also Johne's disease
Word Origin
C20: named after B. B. Crohn (1884–1983), US physician

regional enteritis

noun
1.
another name for Crohn's disease
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Word Origin and History for regional-ileitis

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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regional-ileitis in Medicine

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.

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regional-ileitis in Science
Crohn's disease
  (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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