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Colic in Babies - Glossary

Last Updated on Jun 19, 2017
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Colic: Pain produced by intermittent spasm.

Volvulus: Twisting of a part of intestine over another to cause obstruction.
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Intussusception: Slipping or telescoping of one part of intestine into another part just below it. Requires emergency surgical intervention.

Lactose intolerance: The inability to digest or absorb lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.

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