NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,780 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- inflammatory bowel disease
- listen (in-FLA-muh-TOR-ee BOW-ul dih-ZEEZ)
- A general term that refers to the inflammation of the colon and rectum. Inflammatory bowel disease includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease.