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irritable bowel syndrome Syllabification: ir·ri·ta·ble bow·el syn·drome
(abbreviation: IBS)

Definition of irritable bowel syndrome in English:

noun

A widespread condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection.
Example sentences
  • Stress can worsen symptoms of conditions such as peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.
  • Similarly, do many of the patients thought to have irritable bowel syndrome actually have celiac disease?
  • Sometimes, gas indicates a digestive disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome or celiac disease.

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