The name given to an intermittent, but often very severe, abdominal pain which is most commonly caused by a tiny stone passing down the ureter, which is the tube which connects the kidney to the bladder.
Colic: spasm in any hollow or tubular organ accompanied by pain. In urology, renal colic caused by expansion of the collecting system to obstruction caused by passage of a stone, clot or foreign body. Marked by intense pain and waves of spasm. The extremely severe pain associated with a kidney stone attack.