irritable bowel syndrome

irritable bowel syndrome

noun Pathology.
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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irritable bowel syndrome
 
n
med a chronic condition of recurring abdominal pain with constipation or diarrhoea or both

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irritable bowel syndrome   (ĭr'ĭ-tə-bəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A gastrointestinal disorder without demonstrable organic pathology, characterized by abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhea, and mucus in the stool.
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