irritable colon


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Related to irritable colon: spastic colon, irritable colon syndrome

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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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.
Pain from distension of the pelvic colon by inflating a balloon in the irritable colon syndrome.
Irritable bowel syndrome is also known as irritable colon and spastic colon.
6) A recent review article states that the most common cause among infants taking formula is protein intolerance; for toddlers, irritable colon of infancy, protracted viral enteritis, and giardiasis; and for children and adolescents, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and primary acquired lactose intolerance.
Children who are restricted to a small range of foods until they are near school age seem to have more gut diseases, like irritable colon or inflammatory bowel disease, in later life.