Colic is a form of pain that starts and stops abruptly. It occurs due to muscular contractions of a hollow tube (colon, gall bladder, ureter, etc.) in an attempt to relieve an obstruction by forcing content out. It may be accompanied by sweating and vomiting.[1] Types include:

Other namesCholic
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The cholic (1819) George Cruikshank
SpecialtyPediatrics Edit this on Wikidata

The term is from Greek κολικός kolikos, "relative to the colon".


  1. ^ Bhat, Sriram (2013). SRB's Manual of Surgery. p. 364. ISBN 9789350259443.

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