ulcerative colitis

(UL-seh-RUH-tiv koh-LY-tis)

Chronic inflammation of the colon that produces ulcers in its lining. This condition is marked by abdominal pain, cramps, and loose discharges of pus, blood, and mucus from the bowel.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "ulcerative colitis"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "colitis ulcerosa"

Inflamación crónica del colon que produce úlceras en su revestimiento. Esta afección se caracteriza por dolor abdominal, calambres y descargas intestinales poco compactas de pus, sangre y moco.