colonic inertia


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inertia

 [in-er´shah] (L.)
inactivity; inability to move spontaneously.
colonic inertia weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation.
uterine inertia sluggishness of uterine contractions in labor.

colonic inertia

A decreased rate or frequency of bowel activity, often associated with constipation.
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inertia

inactivity, inability to move spontaneously.

colonic inertia
weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation.
inertia time
the time required to overcome the inertia of a muscle after reception of a stimulus from a nerve.
uterine inertia
sluggishness of uterine contractions in labor.
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In the literature, the success rate for subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis is about 75% in patients with colonic inertia with or without megabowel.
Although subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis appears to be the surgical treatment of choice for those with colonic inertia, it "is not an operation to cure symptoms.
et al: Constipation with colonic inertia, a manifestation of systemic disease?