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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.]
     (Med.)
     A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm,
     obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Hepatic colic, the severe pain produced by the passage of a
        gallstone from the liver or gall bladder through the bile
        duct.
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  intestinal colic
      n 1: acute abdominal pain (especially in infants) [syn: colic,
           intestinal colic, gripes, griping]

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