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.
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irritable bowel syndrome

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