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motility

 [mo-til´ĭ-te]
the ability or power to move spontaneously.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē),
The power of spontaneous movement.

motility

/mo·til·i·ty/ (mo-til´ite) the ability to move spontaneously.mo´tile

motility

[mō′tilitē]
Etymology: L, motare, to move often
spontaneous but unconscious or involuntary movement. motile, adj.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē)
The power of spontaneous movement.

motility

motion.

Motility

Motility is spontaneous movement. One example is the automatic stomach contractions that move the food content along from the stomach into the intestines. A motility disease is one that involves changes in the way the stomach contracts.

motility (mō·tiˑ·l·tē),

n the ability to move independently and spontaneously.

motility

the ability to move spontaneously.

abomasal motility
synchronized contractions and motility of the abomasal wall and the opening of the pyloric sphincter are dependent on the fullness of the abomasum, the degree of trituration and the pH of the contents and the integrity of the vagal and sympathetic nerve supplies.
intestinal motility
is essential to onward movement of the digesta and excreta. Absence leads to lack of absorption, accumulation of fluid and gas, and development of paralytic ileus. Audible over the flank with a stethoscope.
motility modifiers
a class of drugs used to regulate activity of gastrointestinal smooth muscle; includes cholinergics, anticholinergics, domperidone, cisapride, opioids, loperamide, metoclopramide and diphenoxylate hydrochloride.
ruminal motility
audible and visible in the upper left flank. The best indicator of the state of activity of the alimentary tract in cattle.
motility tests
carried out to characterize the motility of some bacteria. Methods include the direct microscopy of a hanging-drop, semisolid media with an indicator dye, and other specialized types of medium.
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