Demystifying Medicine Video

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. This video explains what causes ulcerative colitis and what are the molecular pathways at play in the human body. To learn more about it, see the links to community forums that are provided at the end of the video.

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