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
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mass peristalsis

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