antiperistalsis


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antiperistalsis

 [an″te-, an″ti-per″ĭ-stawl´sis]
upward waves of contraction sometimes occurring normally in the lower ileum, competing with the normal downward peristalsis and retarding passage of intestinal contents into the cecum. adj., adj antiperistal´�tic.

re·versed per·i·stal·sis

a wave of intestinal contraction in a direction the reverse of normal, by which the contents of the intestine are forced backward.
Synonym(s): antiperistalsis

antiperistalsis

/an·ti·per·i·stal·sis/ (-per″ĭ-stawl´sis) reversed peristalsis.

antiperistalsis

[-per′əstal′sis]
a wave of contractions in the digestive tract that moves toward the oral end of the tract. In the duodenum, stomach, or esophagus it results in regurgitation. Also called reverse peristalsis.

re·versed per·is·tal·sis

(rē-vĕrst' per'i-stal'sis)
A wave of intestinal contraction in a direction the reverse of normal, by which the contents of the intestine are forced backward.
Synonym(s): antiperistalsis.

antiperistalsis

reverse peristalsis.