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inflammation of the ileum; it may result from infection, obstruction, severe irritation, or faulty absorption of material through the intestinal walls. See also crohn's disease. The advanced stage is marked by hardening, thickening, and ulceration of parts of the bowel lining. An obstruction may cause the development of a fistula. A common symptom of ileitis is pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen or around the umbilicus. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, loss of weight, anemia, and diarrhea, which may alternate with periods of constipation. Treatment may require medication to remove any source of infection, special diet, or surgery if there is obstruction.
distal ileitis Crohn's disease.
regional ileitis (terminal ileitis) Crohn's disease.
terminal ileitisCrohn's disease, see there.
inflammation of the ileum or distal portion of small intestine, manifested by chronic or intermittent diarrhea and weight loss.
see granulomatous enteritis.
see porcine intestinal adenomatosis.
see terminal ileitis (below).
a disease of young animals including pigs, lambs and horses characterized by illthrift and sometimes diarrhea.
see wet tail.
1. forming or pertaining to an end.
2. a termination, end or extremity, especially a nerve ending.
3. the end-stages of a fatal illness.
the SER (smooth endoplasmic reticulum) in skeletal muscle fibers is a network of cisterns and tubules; the cisterns are attachments to the tubules and two tubules and a terminal cistern make up a triad.
a breeding program in which crossbreds are produced by mating two sets of purebreds but without further breeding among the crossbreds; a continuing F1 generation.
nerve endings transmitting nerve stimuli to effector organs; include neuromuscular spindles and Golgi apparatus.
see terminal ileitis.
see terminal complement pathway.