As colic (of lat. Cōlicus "the colon on") are strongest, movement independent, mostly labor-like pains referred to by spasmodic contractions of the smooth muscle of a hollow organ caused. Colic occurs when the muscles have to counter a great deal of resistance or a blockage. The word labor-like here means that the pain comes in waves and alternates with phases of relative freedom from symptoms. Originally, the medical term referring to pain in the colon and more accurately colon, whose Latin name Colon later as an adjective colicus was needed a substantive and long dolor coli replacing "pain in the colon."
Colic can manifest itself as kidney colic , biliary colic or intestinal colic. Less commonly, they occur as pain in the urinary bladder , stomach , pancreas , uterus , seminal ducts and salivary glands . This is associated with complaints such as a rise in blood pressure , tachycardia , sweating , nausea and vomiting , and possibly circulatory collapse .
- Alphabetical directory for the ICD-10-WHO Version 2019, Volume 3. German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI), Cologne, 2019, p. 456