ANTICHOLINERGIC ILEUS

the paralysis and obstruction of the small bowel muscle, resulting from medications that block muscarinic receptors in this specific area. This may be a side effect of anticholinergic drugs, and may lead to death if left untreated.

ANTICHOLINERGIC ILEUS: "An individual was diagnosed with anticholinergic ileus when anticholerginic drugs paralyzed his or her small bowel and resulted in constipation. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANTICHOLINERGIC ILEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anticholinergic-ileus/ (accessed December 5, 2020).
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