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for Intestinal colic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Colic \Col"ic\, n. [F. colique, fr. L. colicus sick with the
colic, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, the colon. The disease is so named
from its being seated in or near the colon. See Colon.]
A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm,
obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.
Hepatic colic, the severe pain produced by the passage of a
gallstone from the liver or gall bladder through the bile
Intestinal colic, or Ordinary colic, pain due to
distention of the intestines by gas.
Lead colic, Painter's colic, a violent form of intestinal
colic, associated with obstinate constipation, produced by
chronic lead poisoning.
Renal colic, the severe pain produced by the passage of a
calculus from the kidney through the ureter.
Wind colic. See Intestinal colic, above.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: acute abdominal pain (especially in infants) [syn: colic,
intestinal colic, gripes, griping]
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