proctitis

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From procto- +‎ -itis

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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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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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