Intestinal pseudo-obstruction

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Medical Definition of Intestinal pseudo-obstruction

Intestinal pseudo-obstruction: A condition in which the patient has 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 to other causes. Treatment depends on the cause.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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