diastalsis


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di·a·stal·sis

(dī'ă-stal'sis),
The type of peristalsis in which a region of inhibition precedes the wave of contraction, as seen in the intestinal tract.
[G. an arrangement]

diastalsis

[dī′əstal′sis]
a wave of alternating relaxation and contraction of the smooth muscles lining the walls of the small intestine in response to distension of the intestine.

di·a·stal·sis

(dī'ă-stal'sis)
The type of peristalsis in which a region of inhibition precedes the wave of contraction, as seen in the intestinal tract.
[G. an arrangement]

diastalsis

(dī-ă-stăl′sĭs) [″ + stalsis, contraction]
A wave of inhibition before a forward contraction in the intestine. The process is similar to peristalsis.
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