TITLE

peristalsis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1637
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "peristalsis" is presented. It refers to a progressive wavelike movement that occurs involuntarily in hollow tubes of the body, especially the alimentary canal. It is characteristic of tubes possessing longitudinal and circular layers of smooth muscle fibers. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
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21240243

 

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