intestinal obstruction characterized by lack of peristalsis and leading to severe colicky pain and vomiting.
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How to use ileus in a sentence
Is the seat or cause of the ileus always below the valve of the colon, and that of the cholera above it?
Whence it appears, that the enteritis with hard quick pulse differs from ileus, described in Class I. 3.
Calomel from ten to twenty grains given in small pills as in ileus; these means used early in the disease generally succeed.
That is natural, but it is a shock to have him here described as son of ileus.The Rhesus of Euripedes | Euripedes
The son of ileus is "Ajax the less," a hero of the second rank.The Rhesus of Euripedes | Euripedes
British Dictionary definitions for ileus
obstruction of the intestine, esp the ileum, by mechanical occlusion or as the result of distension of the bowel following loss of muscular action
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