[an-tee-per-i-stawl-sis, -stal-, an-tahy-]
- reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward.
Origin of antiperistalsis
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Antiperistaltic globus may occur from various causes; and either in the intestines or the œsophagus.
Of antiperistaltic globus in the œsophagus our author saw only two cases, which were not complicated with hysteria.
Antiperistaltic, an-ti-per-i-stal′tik, adj. contrary to peristaltic motion: acting upwards.
- contractions of the intestine that force the contents in the opposite direction to the normal
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- Of or relating to antiperistalsis.
- Impeding or arresting peristalsis.
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