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Functional bowel disorder

In medicine, the term functional bowel disorder refers to a group of bowel disorders which are characterised by chronic abdominal complaints without a structural or biochemical cause that could explain symptoms. Functional bowel disorders include, among others:

The Rome process has been pivotal in defining the functional gastrointestinal disorders. Successively, the Rome I, Rome II and the Rome III meetings have proposed a consensual classification system and terminology, as recommended by the Rome Coordinating Committee.

See also


  • The Rome Process and Criteria, Rome II and III
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