Intestinal pseudo-obstruction

Symptoms of intestinal obstruction with no sign of actual physical obstruction. This condition may be due to problems with the nerves that control intestinal muscles or other causes. Treatment depends on the cause.

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a condition characterized by constipation, colicky pain, and vomiting, but without evidence of organic obstruction; it is frequently a motor disorder. See also Ogilvie syndrome, under syndrome.

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