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ileitis

 [il″e-i´tis]
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 ileitis

 Crohn's disease, see there.

ileitis

inflammation of the ileum or distal portion of small intestine, manifested by chronic or intermittent diarrhea and weight loss.

granulomatous ileitis
see granulomatous enteritis.
proliferative ileitis
see porcine intestinal adenomatosis.
regional ileitis
see terminal ileitis (below).
terminal ileitis
a disease of young animals including pigs, lambs and horses characterized by illthrift and sometimes diarrhea.
transmissible ileitis

terminal

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.

terminal cisterns
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.
terminal crossbreeding
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.
efferent terminal
nerve endings transmitting nerve stimuli to effector organs; include neuromuscular spindles and Golgi apparatus.
terminal ileitis
see terminal ileitis.
terminal pathway
see terminal complement pathway.