peristalsis :

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  • n  the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

  • In the digestive tract, the bacteria help regulate and restore peristalsis, the rhythmic motion of the intestine that pushes digested food through.
  • The cathartic enters and stimulates peristalsis, the evacuating motion of the intestines.
  • Like many a Westerner before him, he was impressed with such yogi feats as reversing peristalsis to take in fluids through the anus and urethra, but was depressed by the far-out .

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