irritable bowel syndrome

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irritable bowel syndrome

n. Abbr. IBS
A chronic disorder characterized by motor abnormalities of the small and large intestines, causing variable symptoms including cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. Also called irritable colon, spastic colon.

irritable bowel syndrome

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(Medicine) med a chronic condition of recurring abdominal pain with constipation or diarrhoea or both

irritable bowel syndrome

A condition in which the muscle movement in the large intestine is disturbed, resulting in pain and bowel irregularity. Its cause is unknown.
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Noun1.irritable bowel syndrome - recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
colitis, inflammatory bowel disease - inflammation of the colon
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