Definition of Enteritis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor
Specialized synonyms: Necrotizing Enteritis

Definition of Enteritis

1. n. An inflammation of the intestines.

Definition of Enteritis

1. Noun. (pathology) Inflammation of the intestines, generally the small intestine, that may lead to diarrhea. ¹

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Definition of Enteritis


Medical Definition of Enteritis

1. Inflammation of the intestine, applied chiefly to inflammation of the small intestine. See: enterocolitis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enteritis

enteric cytopathogenic swine orphan virus
enteric fever
enteric nervous system
enteric organism
enteric orphan viruses
enteric plexus
enteric tuberculosis
enteric viruses
entericoid fever
entering tone
enteritis (current term)
enteritis anaphylactica
enteritis necroticans
enteritis of mink
enteritis polyposa

Literary usage of Enteritis

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1. Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic Delivered at King's by Thomas Watson, David Francis Condie (1855)
"Colic; ileus; enteritis: mechanical obstruction of the tube. It will be convenient, therefore, to consider these disorders in succession, and, ..."

2. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"enteritis. In acute catarrhal enteritis the same changes occur that are found in ... In chronic enteritis and Castro-enteritis, the interference with the ..."

3. Medical Diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine : a Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1900)
"enteritis means, by common consent, inflammation of the small intestine, ... There are two forms of enteritis ; one in which the mucous membrane of the ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"DESQUAMATIVE enteritis is an acute or chronic affection entailing the epithelial exfoliation of the intestinal mucous membrane; it is not very common, ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"In a third group the affection is really a follicular enteritis, ... PHLEGMONOUS enteritis As an independent affection this is excessively rare, ..."

6. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"Chronic enteritis most commonly develops from repeated acute attacks or from the ... (See Acute enteritis.) Chronic enteritis also occurs secondary to other ..."

7. The Prophylaxis and Treatment of Internal Disease: Designed for the Use of by Frederick Forchheimer (1910)
"For the adult, in primary catarrhal enteritis, it is especially in summer that prophylaxis is important. Improper food, combined with general diminution of ..."

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