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diverticular disease

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Definition of diverticular disease in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A condition in which muscle spasm in the colon (lower intestine) in the presence of diverticula causes abdominal pain and disturbance of bowel function without inflammation.
Example sentences
  • They are also formed during operations for bowel cancer, diverticular disease and after accidental damage to the bowel wall.
  • For unknown reasons, only a small percentage of patients with diverticulosis develop symptomatic diverticular disease.
  • These people are said to have diverticulosis or uncomplicated diverticular disease.

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