ileus ileus

Definition(s):

  • (n) blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel

Usage(s):

  • People who undergo abdominal surgery often suffer from post-op ileus, essentially an intestinal shutdown, leading to pain, vomiting and other problems.

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