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A mechanical pump in which pressure is provided by the movement of a constriction along a tube, similar to biological peristalsis.
- A gravity fed perfusion system in combination with a peristaltic pump was used to exchange larger solution volumes.
- Thus, the duct may have some limited function as a peristaltic pump.
- The IV tubing connected to the bag of saline is loaded onto the peristaltic pump.
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