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Meaning of ULCERATIVE COLITIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
 
 See Also: colitis, inflammatory bowel disease

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A disease characterized by inflammation of the lining of the colon and rectum.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that involves the mucosa of the colon. The common symptoms are bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps; patients usually have anemia and low serum albumin. Abdominal x-ray films show a dilated colon. The diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy of the mucosa.
 

 

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