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  • 41 irritable — adj. 1 easily annoyed or angered. 2 (of an organ etc.) very sensitive to contact. 3 Biol. responding actively to physical stimulus. Derivatives: irritability n. irritably adv. Etymology: L irritabilis (as IRRITATE) …

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  • 42 irritable bowel syndrome — n a chronic functional disorder of the colon that is of unknown etiology but is often considered to be of psychophysiological origin and that is characterized by diarrhea or constipation or diarrhea alternating with constipation, abdominal pain… …

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  • 43 irritable heart — n NEUROCIRCULATORY ASTHENIA * * * neurocirculatory asthenia …

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  • 44 irritable colon — irritable bowel syndrome …

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  • 45 irritable bowel syndrome — n. a chronic gastrointestinal ailment lacking a specific known cause, characterized by abdominal pain, cramps, and diarrhea: abbrev. IBS …

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  • 46 Irritable bowel syndrome — This article is about a functional disorder. For bowel inflammation, see Inflammatory bowel disease. Irritable bowel syndrome Classification and external resources ICD 10 K58 ICD 9 …

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  • 47 irritable male syndrome — n. Anger and irritableness in men caused by a sudden drop in testosterone levels, particularly when brought on by stress. Also: IMS. Example Citation: Feeling anxious? Irritable, too? Has the stamina that used to fuel days and burn up the nights… …

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  • 48 Irritable Male Syndrome — The Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is a recently coined term for a set of symptoms thought to be caused by a drop in testosterone levels in male mammals. It is a striking feature in male seasonally breeding mammals associated with the end of the… …

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  • 49 irritable bowel syndrome — noun recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress • Syn: ↑spastic colon, ↑mucous colitis • Hypernyms: ↑colitis, ↑inflammatory bowel disease * * * ˌirritable ˈbowel… …

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  • 50 irritable bowel syndrome — Pathol. any combination of common disturbances of the bowel, as diarrhea or constipation, occurring with abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by psychological stress. Abbr.: IBS Also called irritable colon, spastic colon. * * * or IBS Chronic… …

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  • 51 irritable bowel syndrome — noun Date: 1943 a chronic functional disorder of the colon that is characterized especially by constipation or diarrhea, cramping abdominal pain, and the passage of mucus in the stool abbreviation IBS …

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  • 52 irritable heart — Pathol. See cardiac neurosis. [1860 65] * * * …

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  • 53 irritable bowel syndrome — noun A functional disorder causing the nerves and muscles of the large intestine to be oversensitive, leading to symptoms such as cramp, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea and constipation …

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  • 54 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — A common gastrointestinal disorder involving an abnormal condition of gut contractions (motility) characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel habits with alternating diarrhea and constipation, symptoms that… …

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  • 55 irritable bowel syndrome — (IBS, spastic colon, mucous colitis) a common condition in which recurrent abdominal pain with constipation and/or diarrhoea continues for years without any general deterioration in physical health. There is no detectable structural disease; the… …

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  • 56 irritable bladder — a urinary bladder marked by increased frequency of contraction with associated urge incontinence. Called also overactive, spasmodic, or unstable b …

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  • 57 irritable hip — term used for a group of inflammatory conditions of the hip, including coxitis, septic arthritis, and transient synovitis …

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  • 58 irritable joint — a joint subject to attacks of inflammation without discoverable cause …

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  • 59 irritable mood — a mood that is easily annoyed or provoked to anger …

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  • 60 irritable stricture — a stricture through which the passage or attempted passage of an instrument produces pain …

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