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ir'ritable bow'el syn"drome



Pathol.
any combination of common disturbances of the bowel, as diarrhea or constipation, occurring with abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by psychological stress. Abbr.: IBS Also called ir'ritable co'lon, spastic colon.

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