Medical Definition of Bowel sounds

1. 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). (27 Sep 1997)



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bowel sounds (current term)
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