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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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