Definitions for "Hirschsprung's disease"
A genetic disorder involving constipation (and associated, more severe problems), caused by the absence of nerve cells along a portion of the bowel. Hirschsprung's Disease is better explained in an article from the Pullthrough Network Newsletter, available by clicking HERE Here is the web site for The American Pseudo-obstruction and Hirschsprung's Disease Society, Inc.. And another for the The Guardian Society (for persons with motility disorders). Back to the
congenital condition in which the colon does not have the normal network of nerves; there is little urge to defecate so the feces accumulate and cause megacolon
rare disease that is congenital (you are born with it). The nerves at the lower end of the rectum fail to develop, leading to severe constipation.