inflammatory bowel disease


: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

Examples of inflammatory bowel disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But having Crohn’s doesn’t mean that all your favorite meals and snacks are off the table, Kim Braly, RD, a dietitian and nutrition consultant specializing in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), tells SELF. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 12 Sep. 2023 Conditions such as pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or gastrointestinal infections can all affect a dog's digestion. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 Aug. 2023 Some Inflammatory Conditions Bloody diarrhea is often a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an umbrella term for disorders that cause chronic inflammation in your digestive tract. Kasandra Brabaw, Health, 25 Aug. 2023 People with gastrointestinal disorders or diseases like Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and colitis should consult a healthcare provider about the best treatment and diet for digestive health. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 9 Aug. 2023 Grossman was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, according to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2023 As of writing, there are no clinical studies published in full text with this peptide despite the fact that the peptide entered phase 1 trials as an anti-ulcerative agent in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients [6]. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 People taking medications like Remicade for inflammatory bowel disease had a higher rate of developing psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis. Joe and Teresa Graedon, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2023 Chronic conditions: Chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, and celiac disease can impede growth, according to Indiana University Health. Maria Carter, Parents, 5 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inflammatory bowel disease was in 1977

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“Inflammatory bowel disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

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