NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- paralytic ileus
- listen (PAYR-uh-LIH-tik IH-lee-us)
- A condition in which the muscles of the intestines do not allow food to pass through, resulting in a blocked intestine. Paralytic ileus may be caused by surgery, inflammation, and certain drugs.