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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


mucus colitis  listen  (MYOO-kus koh-LY-tis)

  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 bowel syndrome, irritable colon, and spastic colon.