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Intestinal obstruction causing colic, vomiting, and constipation.
(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]
il•e•us(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]
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|Noun||1.||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