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spastic colon

noun, Pathology

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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irritable bowel syndrome

noun
1.
(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)   
A gastrointestinal disorder without demonstrable organic pathology, characterized by abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhea, and mucus in the stool.
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