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ENTERITIS (Gr. Evrepov, intestine)

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 654 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ENTERITIS (Gr. Evrepov, intestine), a general medical term for inflammation of the bowels. According to the anatomical part specially attacked, it is subdivided into duodenitis, jejunitis, ileitis, typhlitis, appendicitis, colitis, proctitis. The chief sympton is diarrhoea. The term " enteric fever " has recently come into use instead of " typhoid " for the latter disease; but See TYPHOID FEVER.
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