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BOWEL SOUNDS and ANTICHOLINERGICS
Bowel sounds will be reduced in all of these poisonings and a paralytic ileus may develop.
BOWEL SOUNDS and HALLUCINATIONS
Absent bowel sounds occur with the anticholinergic drugs.
BOWEL SOUNDS and HYPOTENSION
Decreased bowel sounds occur with calcium channel blocking drugs and drugs with anticholinergic effects.
Increased bowel sounds (prior to GI decontamination) suggest organophosphates.