Definitions for "Ileus"
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.