inflammatory bowel disease


Definition of inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

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Recent Examples on the Web In March, Pfizer completed a $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals and its experimental drug for inflammatory bowel disease. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, 10 May 2022 Ulcerative colitis is a general diagnostic term for chronic, inflammatory bowel disease affecting your colon. Kathryn Watson, SELF, 24 Mar. 2022 Among other effects, these changes can exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 Cortland lives with Crohn's disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease, and takes immunosuppressant drugs. Arielle Mitropoulos, ABC News, 15 Apr. 2022 Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both autoimmune conditions that fall under the umbrella of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can be detected with this test. Kathryn Watson, SELF, 1 Apr. 2022 Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Ebony Williams, ajc, 15 Apr. 2022 In a clinical trial of tofacitinib (Xeljanz), a drug approved for people living with forms of inflammatory bowel disease, the participants range in age from 18 to 65 years. Sneha Dave, STAT, 20 Mar. 2022 People of all ages might need the exam so that doctors can investigate symptoms such as abdominal pain and rectal bleeding and to diagnose certain conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Cat Lafuente,, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inflammatory bowel disease

1977, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Inflammatory bowel disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

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