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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
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Also called irritable colon, spastic colon.

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British Dictionary definitions for irritable bowel syndrome

irritable bowel syndrome

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

irritable bowel syndrome

n.
A chronic disorder characterized by motor abnormalities of the small and large intestines, causing variable symptoms including cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea.irritable colon spastic colon
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Scientific definitions for irritable bowel syndrome

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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