What is peristalsis and why is it important?


What is peristalsis and why is it important?

Muscle Tissue:

Muscle tissue is specialized to allow for movement within the body. Muscle tissue can be separated into skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle types. Peristalsis is the outcome of smooth muscle contractions that have important functions in the GI tract.

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Peristalsis is described as a wave-like contraction of longitudinal smooth muscle lining the GI tract in the small and large intestine. Peristalsis...

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Movement Through the Small Intestine: Peristalsis, Segmentation & Pendular Movement


Chapter 17 / Lesson 5

Understand small intestine segmentation. Explore the secretions, contractions, and movements of small intestines. Discover peristalsis and pendular movements.

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