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Abbreviations used in general disorders of the gastrointestinal system. Healthcare providers often use abbreviations when communicating verbally and in writing. Fill in the blank with the correct abbreviation from the provided word bank. LO 5.3, 5.A, 5.E

IBD IBS GI The patient has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and therefore has a form of .


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Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines (large intestine) characterized by the occurrence of ulcers on the intestinal epithelium. This is a progressive and incurable disease with unknown etiology that can be classified as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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