antiperistalsis
SYN: reversed peristalsis.

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an·ti·peri·stal·sis -.per-ə-'stȯl-səs, -'stäl-, -'stal- n, pl -stal·ses -.sēz reversed peristalsis

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n.
a wave of contraction in the alimentary canal that passes in an oral (i.e. upward or backwards) direction (compare peristalsis). It was formerly thought that antiperistalsis occurred in vomiting but modern physiological studies indicate that it never takes place in humans.

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an·ti·per·i·stal·sis (an″te-) (an″ti-per″ĭ-stawlґsis) peristalsis that impels intestinal contents in the reverse direction from normal; called also retrograde or reversed peristalsis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • antiperistalsis — Onda de contracciones en el tracto digestivo que se desplaza hacia el extremo oral del tracto. En el duodeno, el estómago o el esófago conduce a la regurgitación. También llamada peristalsis inversa …   Diccionario médico

  • antiperistalsis — [an΄tīper΄i stal′sis, an΄tēper΄i stal′sis, an΄tiper΄i stal′sis] n. Physiol. reverse peristaltic action in which the contents of the intestines, etc. are moved backward …   English World dictionary

  • antiperistalsis — n. a wave of contraction in the alimentary canal that passes in an oral (i.e. upward or backwards) direction (compare peristalsis). It was formerly thought that antiperistalsis occurred in vomiting but modern physiological studies indicate that… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • antiperistalsis — n. [Gr. anti, against; peri, around; stalsis, contraction] Peristalsis occurring in reverse; reversed muscular contractions in the digestive tract …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • antiperistalsis — antiperistaltic /an tee per i stal tik, an tuy /, adj. /an tee per i stawl sis, stal , an tuy /, n. Physiol. reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward. [ANTI + PERISTALSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • antiperistalsis — noun a) reversed peristalsis b) peristalsis occurring in the opposite direction of the way it typically occurs …   Wiktionary

  • antiperistalsis — n. reversed movement of the intestines resulting in an upward movement of their contents (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antiperistalsis — an·ti·per·i·stal·sis …   English syllables

  • antiperistalsis — /ˌæntipɛriˈstælsəs/ (say .anteeperee stalsuhs) noun inverted peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upwards. –antiperistaltic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • antiperistalsis — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ noun Etymology: New Latin, from anti (I) + peristalsis : reversed peristalsis …   Useful english dictionary

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