protoplasmic movement

pro·to·plas·mic move·ment

movement produced by the inherent power of contraction and relaxation of protoplasm; such movements are of three kinds: muscular, streaming, and ciliary.
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He was able to study the protoplasmic movements within the fibers, and this served as the foundation for later studies on nerve physiology.