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Irritable bowel syndrome

In medicine (gastroenterology), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is functional bowel disorders characterized by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits that is not associated with any abnormalities seen on routine clinical testing.

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