reverse peristalsis


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reverse peristalsis

Antiperistalsis A wave of contraction of GI tract smooth muscle which moves contents orally
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reverse peristalsis

Peristalsis in a direction opposite to the normal direction. Synonym: antiperistalsis
See also: peristalsis
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Fibrous feed material is effectively segregated from nonfibrous material in the colon through reverse peristalsis. Reverse peristalsis propels the nonfibrous material into the cecum, leaving the more fibrous material in the colon.
These complications are mainly because of lack of serosal layer, movement during food deglutition, reverse peristalsis and easily interrupted segmental blood supply (Meagher and Mayhew, 1978).
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