spastic colon


Definition of spastic colon

: irritable bowel syndrome also : a colon affected with spasms

First Known Use of spastic colon

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Spastic colon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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Medical Definition of spastic colon

: 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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