aperistalsis

aperistalsis

 [ah″per-ĭ-stal´sis]
absence of peristaltic action.

a·per·i·stal·sis

(ā'per-i-stal'sis),
Absence of peristalsis.

aperistalsis

/aper·i·stal·sis/ (a-per-ĭ-stahl´sis) absence of usual peristalsis.

aperistalsis

[āper′istal′sis]
Etymology: Gk, a, without, peristellein, to clasp
a failure of the normal waves of contraction and relaxation that move contents through the digestive tract. Compare peristalsis.

a·per·i·stal·sis

(ā'per-i-stal'sis)
Absence of peristalsis.

aperistalsis

absence of peristaltic action.
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The authors state that achalasia "is an incurable disease characterized by incomplete or absent relaxation of the LES and aperistalsis of the esophageal body.
On imaging and manometry, achalasia is further characterized by esophageal aperistalsis and failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax.
Achalasia is an idiopathic motility disorder of the oesophagus characterised by aperistalsis of the oesophageal body and incomplete relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter during swallowing (1).
Esophageal resection with reconstruction for peptic strictures is reserved for strictures that cannot be adequately dilated, rapid recurrence of a stricture after dilatation, or an irreversibly damaged esophagus with transmural fibrosis and evidence of aperistalsis on manometry.
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It was thought that less patient movement and duodenal aperistalsis related to general anaesthesia may have made procedures technically easier and might have contributed to the low complication rate.
Aperistalsis of the esophagus and colon etiologically related to Chagas' disease.
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