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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Partially hydrolyzed guar gum: a fiber as coadjuvant in the irritable colon syndrome.
(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.
(19) J Ritchie, 'Pain from distension of the pelvic colon by inflating a balloon in the irritable colon syndrome', Gut, vol.14, no2, 1973, 125-32.