irritable bowel syndrome

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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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IBS


abbreviation for

irritable bowel syndrome

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irritable bowel syndrome


noun

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

[ ĭrĭ-tə-bəl ]

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