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colic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colic  \Col"ic\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  colic;  affecting  the  bowels.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  colon;  as  the  colic 
  arteries. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colic 
  n  :  acute  abdominal  pain  (especially  in  infants)  [syn:  {intestinal 
  colic}] 




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