Definition of irritable bowel syndrome in English:

irritable bowel syndrome

(also IBS)

noun

  • A widespread condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection.

    • ‘Similarly, do many of the patients thought to have irritable bowel syndrome actually have celiac disease?’
    • ‘Stress can worsen symptoms of conditions such as peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.’
    • ‘Sometimes, gas indicates a digestive disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome or celiac disease.’
    • ‘These tests will help exclude any other causes of your symptoms such as food poisoning or irritable bowel syndrome.’
    • ‘The irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by abdominal pain, altered bowel habits and various other digestive symptoms.’