Functional GastroIntestinal Disorders (FGIDs): disorders of the digestive system in which symptoms cannot be explained by the presence of structural or tissue abnormality, based on clinical symptoms.
- Examples of FGIDs:
- irritable bowel syndrome
- functional dyspepsia
- functional constipation
- functional heartburn.
Rome III Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: http://romecriteria.org/assets/pdf/19_RomeIII_apA_885-898.pdf
Comparison Table of Rome II & Rome III Adult Diagnostic Criteria: http://romecriteria.org/assets/pdf/20_RomeIII_apB_899-916.pdf