antiperistaltic


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antiperistaltic

 [an″te-, an″ti-per´ĭ-stawl´tik]
1. opposing the force of peristalsis.
2. an agent with this effect.
3. pertaining to antiperistalsis.

an·ti·per·i·stal·tic

(an'tē-per'i-stal'tik),
1. Relating to antiperistalsis.
2. Impeding or arresting peristalsis.

antiperistaltic

/an·ti·per·i·stal·tic/ (-per″ĭ-stawl´tik)
1. pertaining to or causing antiperistalsis.
2. diminishing peristalsis; or an agent that so acts.

antiperistaltic

[-per′əstal′tik]
Etymology: Gk, anti + peristellein, to wrap around
1 pertaining to a substance that inhibits or diminishes peristalsis.
2 an antiperistaltic agent. Opioids, such as paregoric, diphenoxylate hydrochloride, and loperamide hydrochloride, provide symptomatic relief of diarrhea. Anticholinergics reduce spasms of intestinal smooth muscle and are frequently prescribed to decrease excessive GI motility.

an·ti·per·i·stal·tic

(an'tē-per-i-stal'tik)
1. Relating to antiperistalsis.
2. Impeding or arresting peristalsis.
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Engaging in intercourse at this time creates antiperistaltic movements, disturbing the rhythm of the fallopian tubes.
Intravenous administration of these antiperistaltic agents has been shown to improve image quality and lesion visualization in oncological pelvic MRI and is recommended for routine use.
Kim and coworkers (2) noted that antiperistaltic constipation, and not diarrhea, is associated with focal and intense bowel uptake, and significant activity in fecal matter suggests an intraluminal and/or bacterial component to the activity.