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motility

 [mo-til´ĭ-te]
the ability or power to move spontaneously.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē),
The power of spontaneous movement.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē)
The power of spontaneous movement.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

motility

motion.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Motility

Motility is spontaneous movement. One example is the automatic stomach contractions that move the food content along from the stomach into the intestines. A motility disease is one that involves changes in the way the stomach contracts.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This similarity suggests that chewing gum in the postoperative period accelerates intestinal motility, early bowel sounds, patient comfort, early discharge, and cost-effectiveness.
Total glucosides of paeony promote intestinal motility in slow transit constipation rats through amelioration of interstitial cells of cajal.
Furukawa et al., "Enhanced intestinal motility during oral glucose tolerance test after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: preliminary results using cine magnetic resonance imaging," PLoS One, vol.
A 5-H[T.sub.3] receptor agonist is intraperitoneally injected into animals to induce a reduction in gastric emptying and small intestinal motility [10].
Wehner, "Functional assessment of intestinal motility and gut wall inflammation in rodents: analyses in
We are unaware of other studies using this methodology to evaluate small intestinal motility in murine models.
Soffer, "Intestinal motility in small bowel diverticulosis: a case report and review of the literature," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
Garcia-Olmo, "The effects of the pharmacological manipulation of postoperative intestinal motility on colonic anastomoses.
In the gastrointestinal tract, CD 117-positive cells (Interstitial Cajal cells) are autonomic nerve-related gastrointestinal pacemaker cells that regulate intestinal motility. Because of the immunohistochemical and ultrastructural similarities of Cajal cells and GISTs, a histogenetic origin of GISTs from Cajal cells has been proposed.

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