ulcerative colitis


Definition of ulcerative colitis

: a nonspecific inflammatory disease of the colon of unknown cause characterized by diarrhea with discharge of mucus and blood, cramping abdominal pain, and inflammation and edema of the mucous membrane with patches of ulceration

Examples of ulcerative colitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This event is in support of Connecticut Children’s interfacing with patients living with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Hartford Courant, 29 Apr. 2022 In fact, a study in a 2020 issue of PLOS One found that psychologic stress correlated with flare-ups of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis among 1,078 people with IBD — and 75 percent of the participants were aware of this effect. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 According to WebMD, most people with ulcerative colitis don’t have a family history of it. Ebony Williams, ajc, 15 Apr. 2022 Colonoscopies are also the go-to diagnostic test for conditions that affect your lower bowel, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and others. Kathryn Watson, SELF, 1 Apr. 2022 Each employee of The Mighty is also a member, many living with conditions such as ulcerative colitis, dysautonomia, or mental illness. Angie Mccullagh, Wired, 24 Feb. 2022 One of the main causes of pancolitis is ulcerative colitis (U.C.). Kathryn Watson, SELF, 24 Mar. 2022 Other drugs with savings include Mesalamine, an ulcerative colitis treatment, and Colchicine, a gout treatment, according to MCCPDC. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2022 There are about a quarter-million ulcerative colitis patients in the U.S. receiving treatment, according to Leerink. Joseph Walker, WSJ, 13 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ulcerative colitis

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2022

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“Ulcerative colitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulcerative%20colitis. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of ulcerative colitis

: a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon that is of unknown cause and is characterized by diarrhea with discharge of mucus and blood, cramping abdominal pain, and inflammation and edema of the mucous membrane with patches of ulceration

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