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n. (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 urethra.


 - Wind colic. See Intestinal colic, above.


 - adj. Pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels. (Anat.) Pertaining to the colon; as, the colic arteries.

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