Definition of cholecystitis in English:

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cholecystitis

Pronunciation: /ˌkōləsisˈtīdəs/

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of the gallbladder.
Example sentences
  • The differential diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis includes pelvic inflammatory disease, cholecystitis, appendicitis, lower lobe pneumonia, perforated viscus, and the prodrome of herpes zoster.
  • Other general causes of abdominal pain, such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, colitis, constipation, hernias or even arterial aneurysms, may elicit similar discomfort.
  • Delayed diagnosis of acute cholecystitis can lead to gangrenous cholecystitis, gallbladder perforation, and biliary peritonitis.

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Syllabification: cho·le·cys·ti·tis

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