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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Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are more burdened by co-morbidity and worry about serious diseases than healthy controls-eight years follow-up of IBS patients in primary care.
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For the first time, we've discovered that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome associated with diarrhea, their T-cells seem to be 'out of puff' or run down," said Dr Hughes.
FIGURE 3 harmacologic therapies for irritable bowel syndrome by symptom (13,14) Abdominal pain/-discomfort ** Antidepressants * (TCAs/SSRIs) ** Alosetron (5-THE antagonist) ** Dicyclomine ** Hyoscyamine * Constipation ** Fiber * ** MOM/PEG solution * ** Linaclotide (guanylate Cyclase-C agonist Bloating ** Rifaximin ** Probiotics * Diarrhea ** Loperamide * ** Diphenoxylate-astropine * ** Cholestyramine * ** Alosetron ** Rifaximin ** Eluxadoline * Not currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pharmaceutical company Allergan (NYSE:AGN) reported on Monday the launch of its first-in-class proactive treatment VIBERZI (eluxadoline) for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) through prescription in the US.
Metronidazole, cotrimoxazole or nitazoxanide have been shown to successfully eradicate Blastocystis hominis from stool specimens and also relieve symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome.
The results of the present study confirm previous research demonstrating that consumption of a low-FODMAPs diet can decrease gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
In October 2008, Astellas launched Irribow Tablet with the indication of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome in male in Japan, and launched the orally disintegrating tablet Irribow OD Tablets for the same indication in January 2014.
While studying for her Master's degree in Social Work, her academic focus was the impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) on social functioning.
Irritable bowel syndrome, on the other hand, is the most common intestinal problem that results in patients being referred to a bowel specialist, and about one in six Americans have IBS.