irritable bowel syndrome

  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 irritable bowel syndrome

irritable bowel syndrome

  1. med a chronic condition of recurring abdominal pain with constipation or diarrhoea or both

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Scientific definitions for irritable bowel syndrome

irritable bowel syndrome

[ ĭrĭ-tə-bəl ]

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

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