Colic

Definition of Colic

Col´ic
n.1.(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
pain due to distention of the intestines by gas.
Lead 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.
a.1.Of or pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels.
2.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the colon; as, the colic arteries.

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