inflammatory bowel disease

noun

Definition of inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

Examples of inflammatory bowel disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, develops later in life, and your DNA plays a role. Kaitlyn Pirie, Woman's Day, "How Your Genes Impact Your Risk for 5 Common Health Issues," 5 Dec. 2020 His symptoms resemble Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Mark Johnson And Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One in a billion: A 4-year-old is plagued by a mysterious, relentless disease. His genome might hold clues.," 18 Dec. 2010 Similar data pooling efforts spun up early this year for people with inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disease, and rheumatoid disorders, among others. Megan Molteni, Wired, "A Global Data Effort Probes Whether Covid Causes Diabetes," 7 Oct. 2020 So did blood tests designed to help diagnose inflammatory bowel disease. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "He Had Recurring Pain for Nearly a Decade," 15 Sep. 2020 Since the previous literature search two months ago, a new article has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences linking XIAP to a pathway involved in inflammatory bowel disease. Mark Johnson And Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One in a billion: Researchers seek clues in Nicholas' DNA -- and find more than they expected.," 21 Dec. 2010 Subra Kugathasan has seen hundreds of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, but none like Nicholas. Mark Johnson And Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One in a billion: A 4-year-old is plagued by a mysterious, relentless disease. His genome might hold clues.," 18 Dec. 2010 Up to 39 percent of patients with an inflammatory bowel disease develop arthritis in some form. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "He Had Recurring Pain for Nearly a Decade," 15 Sep. 2020 Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of your large intestine (i.e., colon) and rectum. Anna Borges, SELF, "Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms That Should Be on Your Radar," 10 Sep. 2020

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Inflammatory bowel disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inflammatory%20bowel%20disease. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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inflammatory bowel disease

noun

Medical Definition of inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

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