Definition of proctitis in English:

proctitis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the rectum and anus.

    • ‘Crohn's disease and, more commonly, ulcerative colitis can involve the rectal area, presenting as proctitis or fistulae.’
    • ‘The differential diagnosis for this problem includes hemorrhoids, solitary rectal ulcer, diverticular bleeding, angiodysplasia, and proctitis.’
    • ‘Mesalamine suppositories are effective in maintaining remission in patients with proctitis.’
    • ‘In severe radiation proctitis, a short course of hydrocortisone foam enemas may be beneficial.’
    • ‘Perianal infection with associated proctitis is common in homosexual men.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek prōktos anus + -itis.

Pronunciation:

proctitis

/prɒkˈtʌɪtɪs/