Bowels

Bowel sounds

sounds heard when contractions of the lower intestines propel contents forward. The physician will listen to bowel sounds (using a stethoscope) as part of the normal physical examination of the abdomen. Their absence can indicate intestinal obstruction or ileus (paralysis of the bowel).

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Bowels&oldid=8278"
First | Previous (Bowel perforation) | Next (Bowen john) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.