Definitions for ileusˈɪl i əs
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intestinal obstruction, ileus(noun)
blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
Partial or complete obstruction of the intestines, especially the ileum, causing colic, vomiting, constipation and often fever and dehydration.
Origin: Latin, from Ancient Greek εἰλεός.
a morbid condition due to intestinal obstruction. It is characterized by complete constipation, with griping pains in the abdomen, which is greatly distended, and in the later stages by vomiting of fecal matter. Called also ileac, / iliac, passion
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , , fr. to roll up.]
Ileus is a disruption of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract. Ileus is commonly defined simply as bowel obstruction. However, authoritative sources define it as decreased motor activity of the GI tract due to non-mechanical causes. In such sense, this does not include motility disorders that result from structural abnormalities, and, therefore, some mechanical obstructions are misnomers, such as gallstone ileus and meconium ileus, and are not true examples of ileus.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A condition caused by the lack of intestinal PERISTALSIS or INTESTINAL MOTILITY without any mechanical obstruction. This interference of the flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS often leads to INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. Ileus may be classified into postoperative, inflammatory, metabolic, neurogenic, and drug-induced.
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