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Intestinal obstruction causing colic, vomiting, and constipation.

[Latin īleus, from Greek eileos, from eilein, to squeeze, hold in check; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) obstruction of the intestine, esp the ileum, by mechanical occlusion or as the result of distension of the bowel following loss of muscular action
[C18: from Latin īleos severe colic, from Greek eileos a rolling, twisting, from eilein to roll]


(ˈɪl i əs)

intestinal obstruction characterized by lack of peristalsis and leading to severe colicky pain and vomiting.
[1700–10; < Latin īleus colic < Greek eileós, akin to eílein to roll]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ileus - blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
enteropathy - a disease of the intestinal tract
blockage, obstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction


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References in classic literature ?
53) Eustathius identifies Ileus with Oileus, father of Aias.
029) ileus rates between the two groups, with Group A exhibiting a lower rate than Group B.
It used to take Anne Ileus, budget administrator at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, a couple of months to assemble a budget.
Prolonged ileus, wound infection and length of hospital stay between the two groups were compared.
The condition, known as postoperative ileus, leads to abdominal pain, nausea, constipation and many other extremely uncomfortable feelings.
Serious adverse reactions that occurred in more than one patient in the trial were acute kidney injury, anemia, abdominal pain, ileus, asthenia, and cellulitis, the FDA said.
With coffee consumption, symptoms of ileus were reduced from 52% to 14%.
This study will retrospectively look for differences in the patterns of patients who develop an ileus (also called an intestinal pseudo-obstruction) and patients who have normal return of GI activity following surgery that could be used to predict who might develop ileus.
Ileus, fever, hematomas, and even small bowel obstruction occurred significantly more often when the barriers were used in conjunction with those procedures--especially when performed as open surgeries, Dr.
Six (12%) patients had mild ileus in early fed group whereas 4(8%) patients in delayed fed group had mild ileus.
KEY WORDS: Ventral hernia, Seroma, Postoperative Ileus, Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR).
INTRODUCTION: After abdominal surgery, the passage of flatus or bowel movement indicates the resolution of postoperative ileus and it gives clinical evidence to starting an oral diet.