inflammatory bowel disease


Definition of inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

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Oh, inflammatory bowel disease, what could anyone possibly have done to deserve you? Korin Miller, SELF, "13 Surprising Medical Conditions That Can Cause Weight Gain or Loss (and When to Go to the Doctor)," 12 Nov. 2018 Studies have investigated whether marijuana can be helpful for conditions from nausea to pain to Parkinson’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Government bans on pot research have created room for marijuana health hype," 6 Nov. 2018 Although the origins of these blockages may be difficult to figure out, some cases may be related to a gastrointestinal infection that enlarges the lining of the appendix, inflammatory bowel disease, or even parasites. Korin Miller, SELF, "HGTV 'Home Town' Star Erin Napier Had an Undiagnosed Perforated Appendix for Years," 22 Oct. 2018 Synlogic is also developing more complicated switches with multiple inputs and outputs to use in therapies for inflammatory bowel disease, says Collins. Eric Smalley, Discover Magazine, "Cellular Cyborgs: How Programmable DNA Strands Might Control Healing," 25 Sep. 2018 Monday, researchers from the Broad (brohd) Institute reported the system so far can measure risk for coronary artery disease, Type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, breast cancer and an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. Lauran Neergaard, The Seattle Times, "Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more," 13 Aug. 2018 The new paper also identified that polygenic risk scores could be useful in finding people most at risk for developing diabetes, breast cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Brian Resnick, Vox, "How scientists are trying to predict your future with your genes," 23 Aug. 2018 When autophagy’s essential genes are mutated and the process goes wrong, diseases from cancer to inflammatory bowel disease to Parkinson’s can result. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Is it time to target autophagy to treat disease?," 14 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

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of inflammatory bowel disease

: either of two inflammatory diseases of the bowel:

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