Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter


ileum is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(il′ē-ŭm )


pl. ilea [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, area of the abdomen from the lowest rib to the pubes; flank, groin]
The third and last part of the small intestine, approx. 4 m (12.5 ft) long, and ending at the ileocecal orifice (the opening to the large intestine). The jejunum grades imperceptibly into the ileum, but the ileum has a narrower diameter (an average of 2.5 cm) than the jejunum. The ileum has many lymphoid nodules (Peyer patches), but only a few plicae circulares (circular folds).
SEE: abdominal regions and SEE: digestive system for illus

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --


Venes, Donald, editor. "Ileum." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/756115/all/ileum.
Ileum. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/756115/all/ileum. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Ileum. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/756115/all/ileum
Ileum [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/756115/all/ileum.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - ileum ID - 756115 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/756115/all/ileum PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -