spastic colon

noun

Definition of spastic colon

: 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

: irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sometimes, folks with celiac sprue are misdiagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon).
  • —Mitchell HechtThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution9 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. CastilloNewsday25 Oct. 2006

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