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Meaning of IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
 
 Synonyms: mucous colitis, spastic colon
 
 See Also: colitis, inflammatory bowel disease

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A condition in which there is a tendency to overactivity of the bowel emptying activity, accompanied by abdominal pain and diarrhea; the cause of the condition is unknown but psychological and allergic factors are generally believed to play a role.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic functional disorder of abdominal pain, altered bowel habits and stool consistency which is not due to a discernable physical or biochemical reason. There is often a psychological component to its cause.
 

 

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