Irritable bowel. Definition

Medical Definition: Irritable bowel

Disorder of the intestines that affects the entire gastrointestinal tract and is usually characterized by abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating after eating, and changes in bowel habits of a person. This can include diarrhea, constipation or both, in which one comes after another. Also called mucous colitis, spastic colon, IBS and irritable bowel syndrome.

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