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Definition: 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome'

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irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a condition characterized by gastrointestinal signs and symptoms including constipation, diarrhea, gas, and bloating, all in the absence of organic pathology. Associated with uncoordinated and inefficient contractions of the large intestine.

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