Adynamic ileus (mnemonic)

A mnemonic for the common causes of adynamic ileus is:

  • 5 Ps


The classic "5 Ps" are:

However, there are a few further Ps that can be included:

  • P: pancreatitis
  • P: Parkinson medication
  • P: painkillers, e.g. opioids

Article information

rID: 7216
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • 5 P's of ileus (mnemonic)
  • 5 Ps of ileus (mnemonic)

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