enteritis

/en'teuh ruy"tis/, n.
1. Pathol. inflammation of the intestines, esp. the small intestine.
2. Vet. Pathol. distemper1 (def. 1c).
[1800-10; < NL; see ENTER-, -ITIS]

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      inflammation of the intestines (especially of the small intestine), caused by irritants, poisons, viral or bacterial infections, or unknown factors. The symptoms are extremely variable but usually include continuous or intermittent diarrhea, occasionally bloody, accompanied by painful abdominal cramps. Fever is common and sometimes overshadows the digestive symptoms; serious complications may occur, especially in infants and the elderly. Enterocolitis involves the colon as well as the small intestine, and gastroenteritis includes stomach inflammation. Regional enteritis (ileitis, or Crohn disease) is a chronic inflammation that, in its classic form, is confined to the terminal portion of the ileum, the portion of the small intestine farthest from the stomach. In all forms of enteritis, treatment is usually directed toward relief of symptoms, with anti-inflammatory agents playing an important role.

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