ulcerative colitis

noun

: 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 Back then, Andrews had been suffering with ulcerative colitis (UC) for 11 years and was days away from a surgery that would require him to wear a bag for the rest of his life. Claire Sibonney, TIME, 4 June 2024 Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis can also increase your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Discover Magazine, 31 May 2024 Advertisement Some of the drugs in Takeda’s pipeline include treatments for ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, a rare blood disorder, psoriatic arthritis and sleep-wake disorders, like narcolepsy. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024 Sometimes chronic bloating or cramping that’s accompanied by other severe symptoms like frequent diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding or bloody poop, heavy fatigue, or unintentional weight loss is a sign of inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for ulcerative colitis 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ulcerative colitis was circa 1928

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“Ulcerative colitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulcerative%20colitis. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

ulcerative colitis

noun
: 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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