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Peristalsis is the rhythmic movement of the hollow digestive tract.

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Peristalsis is the rhythmic contraction of a tubular organ to propel its contents.

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What is the rhymic contraction of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract called?

The rhythmic contractions of tubular organs, such as the esophagus or intestine, are called peristaltic waves. These waves propel the food material forwards. They are automatic due to local nerve plexus. The peristaltic waves increase in rhythm and force due to stimulation by the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system, and decrease due to stimulation by the sympathetic autonomic nervous system.


A wave of constriction traveling along a tubular organ serving to propel its content is called?

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By rhythmic movements called peristalsis. They are wavelike contractions of smooth muscle that propel food through the GI tract.


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The muscular action that propels food through the esopahgus is called?

Peristalsis is a symmetrical contraction of muscles which propagates in a wave down the muscular tube, more specifically the esophagus. In humans, peristalsis is found in the contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract.In much of the gastrointestinal tract, smooth muscles contract in sequence to produce a peristaltic wave which forces a ball of food (called a bolus while in the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract and chyme in the stomach) along the gastrointestinal tract. Peristaltic movement is initiated by circular smooth muscles contracting behind the chewed material to prevent it from moving back into the mouth, followed by a contraction of longitudinal smooth muscles which pushes the digested food forward.


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