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irritable bowel syndrome

noun, Pathology
1.
any combination of common disturbances of the bowel, as diarrhea or constipation, occurring with abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by psychological stress.
Abbreviation: IBS.
Also called irritable colon, spastic colon.
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British Dictionary definitions for ibs

IBS

abbreviation
1.
irritable bowel syndrome

irritable bowel syndrome

noun
1.
(med) a chronic condition of recurring abdominal pain with constipation or diarrhoea or both
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ibs in Science
irritable bowel syndrome
  (ĭr'ĭ-tə-bəl)   
A gastrointestinal disorder without demonstrable organic pathology, characterized by abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhea, and mucus in the stool.
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Related Abbreviations for ibs

IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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