proctitis

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proctitis (usually uncountable, plural proctitides)

  1. (pathology) An inflammation of the anus and the lining of the rectum.
    • 2009 March 10, Jane E. Brody, “Oxygen Therapy Is Valuable, Sometimes”, New York Times:
      A study published last September in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics found hyperbaric oxygen helpful for patients with radiation proctitis , which can cause bleeding, rectal ulcers and loss of bowel control .

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