irritable colon

Pronunciation: (EER-ih-tuh-bul KOH-lun)

A disorder of the intestines commonly marked by abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in a person’s bowel habits. This may include diarrhea or constipation, or both, with one occurring after the other. Also called IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, mucus colitis, and spastic colon.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2009-02-19