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 passion or iliac passion.
blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
A temporary lack of sufficient peristalsis in the intestines. Surgery, intestinal obstruction and other problems may be the cause. Symptoms typically include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of bowel movements and no passing gas.
paralysis of at least part of the GI tract.
Paralysis of the bowel muscle
intestinal obstruction due to inhibition of bowel motility.
an intestinal obstruction that can result from surgery, abdominal infection, or electrolyte imbalance.
Obstruction of the intestine due to it being paralyzed. The paralysis does not need to be complete to cause ileus, but the intestine must be so inactive that it prohibits the passage of food and leads to blockage of the intestine. Ileus commonly follows some types of surgery. It can result also from certain drugs, injuries, and illnesses. Irrespective of the cause, ileus causes constipation and bloating. On listening to the abdomen with a stethoscope, no bowel sounds are heard (because the bowel is inactive). Also called paralytic ileus.
obstruction of the intestines
Loss of normal intestinal motility.
obstruction of the bowel, characterized by distension, vomiting and pain
Lack of movement of digested food and juices through the gastrointestinal tract. May be due to a blockage of the intestine.
Ileus, formerly called iliac passion, refers to limited or absent intestinal passage.