giant peristaltic contraction

A prolonged, high-amplitude forward propagating contraction that represents a heightened peristaltic contraction. Giant peristaltic contractions may be induced by cholera toxin, occur in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, and be identical to the migrating action potential complex
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giant peristaltic contraction

GI disease A prolonged, high-amplitude forward propagating contraction that represents a heightened peristaltic contraction; GPCs may be induced by cholera toxin, are present in Pts with irritable bowel syndrome, and identical in nature to the migrating action potential complex. Cf Local reflex peristalsis.
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