How Do You Spell ILEUS?

Pronunciation: [ˈɪlɪəs] (IPA)

Ileus is a medical term that refers to the blockage of the small intestine. The word itself is spelled with the letter "i" before the letters "l" and "e". In IPA phonetic transcription, this word is pronounced as /ˈɪl.i.əs/. The "i" sound represents the short i vowel, followed by the "l" sound and the "e" sound, forming an "ee-uh" sound at the end. Proper spelling and pronunciation of medical terminology are essential for clear and effective communication in healthcare.

ILEUS Meaning and Definition

  1. Ileus is a medical term that refers to a condition characterized by the blockage or obstruction of the intestines. Specifically, it involves the impairment or cessation of normal bowel movements due to the mechanical obstruction of the small or large intestine, or both. This obstruction can be caused by a variety of factors, such as adhesions (scar tissue), tumors, hernias, impacted feces, or inflammation of the intestine.

    The symptoms of ileus typically include severe abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, constipation, or the absence of bowel movements. Additionally, individuals may experience a lack of appetite, dehydration, or electrolyte imbalances as a result of the obstruction. Ileus can be acute or chronic, depending on the duration and severity of the obstruction.

    In order to diagnose ileus, doctors may perform physical examinations, take medical histories, and use imaging techniques such as X-rays or CT scans. Treatment for ileus typically involves relieving the obstruction, managing pain, and restoring regular bowel function. This can be achieved through methods such as medications, enemas, intravenous fluids, or in severe cases, surgery may be required. It is important to promptly address ileus as it can lead to complications such as bowel perforation, infection, or tissue death.

  2. Obstruction of the bowel attended with severe colicky pain.

    A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.

Common Misspellings for ILEUS

  • uleus
  • jleus
  • kleus
  • 9leus
  • 8leus
  • ikeus
  • ipeus
  • ioeus
  • ilwus
  • ilsus
  • ildus
  • ilrus
  • il4us
  • il3us
  • ileys
  • ilehs
  • ilejs
  • ileis
  • ile8s

Etymology of ILEUS

The word "ileus" has its etymology rooted in the Greek language. It is derived from the Greek word "eilein", which means "to twist or roll up". In Greek, "ileus" referred to the condition of intestinal obstruction, specifically when the intestines become twisted or blocked. The word was later adopted into Latin as "ileus", and eventually found its way into English through medical terminology.

Similar spelling words for ILEUS

Plural form of ILEUS is ILEUSES


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