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Study of large bowel peristalsis
Gut, 1968, 9, 512-520. Study of large bowel peristalsis. J.
Chemical peristalsis
Chemical peristalsis. R. Dean Astumian†.
Optical Peristalsis
Optical Peristalsis. Brian A. Koss and David G.
A Study of Ureteral Peristalsis in Cylindrical Tube through Porous
JOGC-Aug 09.vp

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Capsules and Colonoscopy
Magnets are used to direct the little device upwards, against peristalsis and at times against gravity.
How to swallow a sword
Once something is inside the throat peristalsis takes over. Peristalsis, the contraction of the esophageal tract which pushes food down towards the stomach, is done by smooth muscles that the body can't generally intentionally relax.
Erythromycin for GI motility; sunscreens; enoxaparin in obesity
Motilin is an endogenous hormone that enhances peristalsis and accelerates gastric emptying. Erythromycin activates motilin receptors when it is administered both orally and intravenously. The dosage is 3 mg/kg (up to 250 mg) IV every 8 hours.
Capital Gazette Communications
When the stomach is empty, they lack the necessary contractions (peristalsis) that should help to move accumulated fluid and reflux of bile out of the stomach and forward into the intestines.
Could African mango be the weight-loss wonder fruit we have all been waiting for?
if it produces sustainable weight loss, if the high fibre content does not interfere with the absorption of vital minerals and other nutrients, and if taking such high doses of fibre won't damage your normal peristalsis,' he says.

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Peristalsis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peristalsis is a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles which propagates in a wave down the muscular tube, in an anterograde fashion.
Peristalsis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Peristalsis is a series of organized muscle contractions that occur throughout the digestive tract.
Peristalsis is a series of wave-like muscle contractions that moves food to different processing stations in the digestive tract.
Discovery Health "Peristalsis"
Peristalsis is the wave-like contractions that move food along the digestive tract. Learn more here.
Peristaltic Wave in the Gastric Antrum - YouTube
Aug 3, 2009 This endoscopy videoclip shows the peristalsis in the lower part of the stomach, the antrum.

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