colitis

noun
co·li·tis | \kō-ˈlī-təs, kə-\

Definition of colitis 

: inflammation of the colon

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By the late 1940s, dozens of medical journal articles described people with colitis as immature, fastidious, mother-clinging obsessives. Jim Carrier, STAT, "Lobotomies were once used to treat this gut disease, part of a shameful medical history," 12 June 2018 The body of evidence is strongest for IBS, but a 2013 study found hypnotherapy was effective at prolonging remission in colitis patients. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "A Surprise Medical Solution: Hypnosis," 7 May 2018 Patients were sent with diagnoses like lymphocytic colitis, severe diabetes, chronic skin ulcers, severe anemia and kidney disease, colostomy and suicidal thoughts. Stacey Burling, Philly.com, "Shelters, hospitals 'playing ping pong' with Philadelphia's homeless, sick population," 28 June 2018 When researchers chemically induced inflammatory bowel disease in another group of mice, those exposed to real-world levels of triclosan suffered increased damage to the colon and more-severe symptoms of colitis than did other mice. Melissa Healy, Washington Post, "Triclosan wreaks havoc on the guts of mice," 8 June 2018 Signs and symptoms of colitis may include diarrhea or more bowel movements than usual; stools that are black, tarry, sticky, or have blood or mucus; or severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or tenderness. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic Hits Ankle-Breaking Step-Back Buzzer-Beater," 30 Mar. 2018 Gardner said the relaxed regulatory atmosphere has allowed Tikun to conduct small, double-blind clinical studies on the effects of marijuana on Crohn’s disease and colitis. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Israeli marijuana giant partners with Pa. medical grower," 18 Apr. 2018 Signs and symptoms of colitis may include diarrhea or more bowel movements than usual; stools that are black, tarry, sticky, or have blood or mucus; or severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or tenderness. SI.com, "Report: John Stockton's Son David Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz," 16 Mar. 2018 Signs and symptoms of colitis may include diarrhea or more bowel movements than usual; stools that are black, tarry, sticky, or have blood or mucus; or severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or tenderness. SI.com, "When is the Champions League quarterfinal draw?," 6 Mar. 2018

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circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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colitis

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English Language Learners Definition of colitis

medical : an illness that causes pain and swelling in the colon

colitis

noun
co·li·tis | \kō-ˈlīt-əs, kə- \

Medical Definition of colitis 

: inflammation of the colon — see ulcerative colitis

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