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Meaning of irritable bowel syndrome

ir'ritable bow'el syn"drome

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. any combination of common disturbances of the bowel, as diarrhea or constipation, occurring with abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by psychological stress. Abbr.: IBS&hasp; Also called
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