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Ileus is a blockage of the intestines caused by a lack of peristalsis. Peristalsis is the pumping action of the intestines that helps move food through the digestive system. More »
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Ileus - Wikipedia


Paralysis of the intestine is often termed paralytic ileus, in which the intestinal paralysis need not be complete, but it must be ...

Definition of Paralytic ileus - MedicineNet


Paralytic ileus: Obstruction of the intestine due to paralysis of the intestinal muscles. The paralysis does not need to be complete to cause ileus, but the intestinal ...

Intestinal obstruction: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


May 11, 2016 ... Paralytic ileus, also called pseudo-obstruction, is one of the major causes of intestinal obstruction in infants and children. Causes of paralytic ...

Paralytic Ileus - Symptoms, Causes, Treatments - Healthgrades


Nov 14, 2016 ... Paralytic Ileus Information Including Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Videos, Forums, and local community support. Find answers to ...

Symptoms and causes - Intestinal obstruction - Mayo Clinic


Dec 31, 2015 ... Intestinal pseudo-obstruction (paralytic ileus) can cause signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction, but doesn't involve a physical blockage.

Postoperative Ileus: Background, Pathophysiology, Etiology


Jan 5, 2016 ... Ileus that persists for more than 3 days following surgery is termed postoperative adynamic ileus or paralytic ileus. Frequently, ileus occurs after ...

Ileus: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments - Healthline


Sep 8, 2016 ... This is called a paralytic ileus. In this instance, the intestine isn't blocked. Rather, it isn't moving properly. The result is little or no movement of ...

Paralytic ileus | definition of paralytic ileus by Medical dictionary

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failure of appropriate forward movement of bowel contents. It may be secondary to either mechanical obstruction of the bowel (mechanical ileus) or a ...

Ileus - Gastrointestinal Disorders - Merck Manuals Professional Edition


(Paralytic Ileus; Adynamic Ileus; Paresis). By Parswa Ansari, MD, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. Click here for. Patient Education.