mass peristalsis


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mass per·i·stal·sis

forcible peristaltic movements of short duration, occurring only three or four times a day, which move the contents of the large intestine from one division to the next, as from the ascending to the transverse colon.
Synonym(s): mass movement

mass peristalsis

A brief, high-intensity peristaltic wave that moves bowel content through the lower gastrointestinal tract.

mass per·i·stal·sis

(mas per'i-stal'sis)
Forcible peristaltic movements of short duration, occurring only three or four times a day, which move the contents of the large intestine from one division to the next, as from the ascending to the transverse colon.

mass peristalsis

Forceful peristaltic movements of short duration in which contents are moved from one section of the colon to another, occurring three or four times daily.
See also: peristalsis