inflammatory bowel disease


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 This might have been the case for Paregol, who reportedly battled Crohn’s disease, a type of chronic, inflammatory bowel disease, and was on medication for it, according to the Washington Post. Amanda Macmillan,, "What is Adenovirus? An Infectious Disease Expert Explains," 24 Oct. 2019 That’s why, in addition to helping treat the symptoms of psoriasis, drugs that modulate TNF-alpha can also be helpful in treating conditions like inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What Exactly Are Biologics for Psoriasis?," 21 Oct. 2019 Other research has found correlations between industry interactions and prescribing for certain classes of drugs, including opioids, urology drugs, oncology treatments, inflammatory bowel disease treatments and heartburn medication. Hannah Fresques, ProPublica, "Doctors Prescribe More of a Drug If They Receive Money from a Pharma Company Tied to It," 20 Dec. 2012 Some other common indicators include Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s disease and PTSD, according to the group, which advocates for marijuana legalization. Shayli Kipnis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsinites use cannabis as a medicine, but research and the law are not yet on their side," 21 Nov. 2019 However, FMTs are now being explored in clinical trials as a potential therapy for a wide range of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, obesity and multiple sclerosis. Linda Carroll, NBC News, "A fecal transplant led to a patient's death. Here's what happened.," 30 Oct. 2019 Those could include irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances or allergies, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and (in rare cases) an inflammatory bowel disease (like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Leaky Gut Syndrome Isn’t an Official Diagnosis, but the Symptoms Are Real," 19 Mar. 2019 The results might be especially welcomed by people with inflammatory bowel disease, who have trouble absorbing nutrients through their digestive systems, Bosman said. Linda Carroll, NBC News, "How sun exposure can affect your microbiome," 24 Oct. 2019 The family had no history of inflammatory bowel disease, but Kurt and Judi were tested for genetic markers as well. Heidi Stevens,, "Column: After going ‘through hell and back,’ 11-year-old boy is saved by his little sister’s stem cells," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of inflammatory bowel disease

1977, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2020

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“Inflammatory bowel disease.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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Medical Definition of inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

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