Definición de peristalsis en inglés:

peristalsis

Silabificación: per·i·stal·sis
Pronunciación: /ˌperəˈstôlsis, -ˈstal-
 
/

sustantivo

Physiology
The involuntary constriction and relaxation of the muscles of the intestine or another canal, creating wavelike movements that push the contents of the canal forward.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Yoga helps your body reabsorb and expel gas by stimulating peristalsis, the muscle contractions that eliminate waste.
  • Waves of muscle contractions called peristalsis force food down through the esophagus to the stomach.
  • The initial colonization of the walls of the ureter is in areas of turbulent flow which leads to paralysis of peristalsis.

Origen

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek peristallein 'wrap around', from peri- 'around' + stallein 'to place'.

Derivativos

peristaltic

Pronunciación: /-ˈstôltik/
adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He also suggested an expiratory wave of peristaltic smooth muscle contraction starting from the periphery to aid in exhalation.
  • The normal esophagus responds immediately with a reflexive peristaltic contraction, a phenomenon called secondary peristalsis.
  • Local stimulation by distension along the body of the esophagus will elicit a peristaltic wave at the stimulus site.

peristaltically

adverbio
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The pharyngeal constrictors contract peristaltically as a unit.
  • Yet another lineage originated, probably from peristaltically digging roundworms.

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