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ileum

 [il´e-um]
the distal portion of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum.
duplex ileum congenital duplication of the ileum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

il·e·um

(il'ē-ŭm), [TA] Do not confuse this word with ilium.
The third and longest portion of the small intestine, about 12 feet in length in humans (by postmortem measurement), extending from an indistinct junction with the jejunum to the ileocecal opening. Overall, it is distinct from jejunum in being typically smaller in diameter with thinner walls, having smaller and less complex circular folds (plicae circulares), its mesentery having more fat and its arteries (ileal arteries) forming more tiers of arterial arcades with shorter vasa recta.
[L. fr. G. eileō, to roll up, twist]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ileum

(ĭl′ē-əm)
n. pl. il·ea (-ē-ə)
The terminal portion of the small intestine extending from the jejunum to the cecum.

il′e·al adj.
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il·e·um

(il'ē-ŭm) [TA]
The third portion of the small intestine, about 3.6 m (12 ft) in length, extending from the jejunum to the ileocecal opening.
[L.L. bowel, fr. L. ilium, groin, flank, hip]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ileum

The third part of the small intestine lying between the JEJUNUM and the start of the large intestine, the CAECUM. The contents of the ileum are of the consistency of a watery mud and almost all nutrients have been absorbed by about the middle of the ileum.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ileum

that part of the intestine lying between the duodenum and the colon where digestion is completed by enzymes that break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins (see SMALL INTESTINE). The ileum is the main area of the gut for absorption of food.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Ileum

The lowest part of the small intestine, located beyond the duodenum and jejunum, just before the large intestine (the colon).
Mentioned in: Enterostomy, Ostomy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

il·e·um

(il'ē-ŭm) [TA]
The third and longest portion of the small intestine, about 12 feet in length in humans.
[L.L. bowel, fr. L. ilium, groin, flank, hip]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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All of the aforementioned bariatric procedures are supposed to cause postprandial elevation of L-cell secretagogues, including glucose, peptides, and short chain fatty acids in ileum and colon where the L-cells are located.
The present complication could not have been avoided because of the retrorenal ileum in patients without renal anomalies.
The extracted ileum and vaccine samples were whole genome amplified using a random amplification protocol as described previously [26].
Intraoperatively, the affected segment of terminal ileum showed large diverticulum-like lesions with no obvious obstructive points (Figure 1).
Therefore, rat ileum was precontracted with increasing concentrations of either acetylcholine or [Ba.sup.2+].
With regard to the ileum villous depth, the pathology was found to be significantly more severe in group 2 than that in group 3 (p=0.003).
Meanwhile, we found that there were no significant differences between the AID of GE, CP, and OM in ileum of pigs fed CTR and MOA except MOA had a tendency to increase AID of DM compared to CTR.
16 In another study 6 all the tumours located in jejunum and ileum required emergency intervention, as was the case with our patient.
In addition, there was edema and partial necrosis in the last 50 cm of the terminal ileum. A right hemicolectomy and 60 cm terminal ileum resection and ileotransversostomy were performed (Figure 7).