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Glossary for Ulcerative proctosigmoiditis

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal cramps: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of muscle cramps that is located in the abdomen
  • Colorectal cancer: Cancer of the colon (bowel) or rectum.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Intestinal Conditions: Conditions that affect the intestines
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Toxic megacolon: It is a life threatening complication.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.

 

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