Is the term biliary colic a misnomer

Is the term biliary colic a misnomer

Why is the commonly used term biliary colic a misnomer?

Biliary tract pain is not colicky but is typically a pain that steadily rises to a peak that may be sustained for several hours before subsiding (crescendo/decrescendo). Although biliary tract pain may fluctuate in intensity and severity, it is not generally intermittent as the term colic implies.


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