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irritable bowel syndrome

n :  a chronic functional disorder of the colon that is of unknown etiology but is commonly considered to be of psychosomatic origin and that is characterized by the secretion and passage of large amounts of mucus, by constipation alternating with diarrhea, and by cramping abdominal pain - abbr. IBS - called also irritable colon , irritable colon syndrome , mucous colitis , spastic colon  .
 
 

 
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