any intestinal inflammatory disease, especially Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, of unknown cause.
inflammatory bowel disease n.
Any of several incurable and debilitating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation and obstruction of parts of the intestine.
inflammatory bowel disease
Any of several chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, especially Crohn’s disease or an ulcerative form of colitis, characterized by inflammation of the intestine and resulting in abdominal cramping and persistent diarrhea.
- Inflammatory carcinoma
inflammatory carcinoma n. Carcinoma of the breast that causes edema, hyperemia, tenderness, and rapid enlargement of the breast.
- Inflammatory lymph
inflammatory lymph n. Euplastic lymph that collects on the surface of an acutely inflamed membrane or cutaneous wound. Also called plastic lymph.
- Inflammatory papillary hyperplasia
inflammatory papillary hyperplasia n. Closely arranged papules of the palatal mucosa underlying an ill-fitting denture. Also called palatal papillomatosis.
- Inflammatory pseudotumor
inflammatory pseudotumor n. A tumorlike mass that is composed of fibrous or granulation tissue infiltrated by inflammatory cells.