spastic colon

noun

Definition of spastic colon

  1. :  irritable bowel syndrome; also :  a colon affected with spasms

First Known Use of spastic colon

1929


Medical Dictionary

spastic colon

noun

Medical Definition of spastic colon

  1. :  irritable bowel syndrome Sometimes, folks with celiac sprue are misdiagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon).—Mitchell Hecht, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9 Feb. 2011; also :  a colon affected with spasms She was excused from the jury, as was a Melville man who said he suffers from a nervous, spastic colon and feared sitting on the jury would take a toll on his health.—Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday, 25 Oct. 2006


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