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Definition of Intractable

Intractable: Unstoppable. For example, intractable diarrhea is diarrhea that can't be stopped, even with medication, and intractable pain is pain that can't be stopped, even with medication.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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