Irritable Bowel Syndrome

“A common benign condition of the colon appearing in two types: a form with abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, or one alternating with the other; and a type characterized by painless intermittent or continuous diarrhea. Heartburn, flatulence, anorexia, nausea, abdominal distention after meals and vomiting may be present.” –Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary