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il·e·us

 (ĭl′ē-əs)
n.
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.]
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ileus

(ˈɪlɪəs)
n
(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]
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il•e•us

(ˈɪl i əs)

n.
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]
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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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ileus

n íleo
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Motegrity is also contraindicated in patients with intestinal perforation or obstruction due to structural or functional disorder of the gut wall, obstructive ileus, severe inflammatory conditions of the intestinal tract such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon/megarectum.
To our knowledge, our case is only the second to describe a Meckel associated large enterolith that had been causing intermittent-type bowel symptoms for a certain period of time, before resulting in acute abdomen, due to obstructive ileus, thus requiring immediate surgical intervention [9].
(1,2) Infrequently, abscess, acute intraperitoneal hemorrhage, or obstructive ileus may also be the presenting feature.

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