irritable colon


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irritable colon

[′ir·əd·ə·bəl ′kō·lən]
(medicine)
Any of several disturbed colonic functions associated with anxiety or emotional stress. Also known as adaptive colitis; mucous colitis; spastic colon; unstable colon.
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The side effect of antihelminthic medicines may cause stomachache, diarrhea, and irritable colon.
6) From 1926 he became aware of episodes of vague abdominal pain accompanied by flatulence and diarrhoea, which were probably caused by irritable colon syndrome.
The irritable colon syndrome: a study of the clinical features, predisposing causes, and prognosis in 130 cases.