Paralytic Ileus: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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Which of the following terms describes the wave-like movement of the digestive system?

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1. What are the symptoms of bowel obstruction?

2. Which of the following medical conditions can cause paralytic ileus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Information regarding the characteristics and treatments of paralytic ileus is tested by this quiz. Questions about medical conditions make up a portion of this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on this quiz are geared to see what you know about:

  • Symptoms of bowel obstructions
  • Causes of paralytic ileus
  • Medication that causes muscle contractions

Skills Practiced

Work on improving these skills as you complete this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on a paralytic ileus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the movement of the digestive system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read statements regarding paralytic ileus and interpret whether they are true or false

Additional Learning

This subject is covered in more detail in the lesson that accompanies this quiz, titled Paralytic Ileus: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. Information taught by this lesson includes:

  • Organs where paralytic ileus can occur
  • Medical treatments for paralytic ileus
  • The length of time to recover from this condition
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