Rome III Disorders and Criteria
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The Rome criteria is a system developed to classify the 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. Some examples of FGIDs include irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, functional constipation, and functional heartburn. The most recent revision of the criteria, the Rome III criteria, were published in 2006 in book form, and in a shorter journal supplement in Gastroenterology.