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paralytic ileus

paralytic ileus in Medicine

paralytic ileus n.
Nonmechanical obstruction of the bowel from paralysis of the bowel wall, usually as a result of localized or generalized peritonitis or shock. Also called adynamic ileus, enteroplegia.

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