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bowel obstruction

bow·el ob·struc·tion

/ˈbou(ə)l əbˈstrəkSH(ə)n/

Noun

Unresolved constipation that causes a blockage and the tissue at the site of obstruction is denied circulation. If the blockage is present long enough, the tissue will become ischemic and infarct, rendering that part of the bowel ineffective at moving waste products.