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irritable bowel syndrome  listen  (EER-ih-tuh-bul BOW-ul SIN-drome)

  A disorder of the intestines commonly marked by abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in a person’s bowel habits. This may include diarrhea or constipation, or both, with one occurring after the other. Also called IBS, irritable colon, mucus colitis, and spastic colon.