radiation enteritis

Definition / meaning of radiation enteritis

Inflammation of the small intestine caused by radiation therapy to the abdomen, pelvis, or rectum. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping, frequent bowel movements, watery or bloody diarrhea, fatty stools, and weight loss. Some of these symptoms may continue for a long time.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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