What special characteristics of visceral smooth muscle make peristalsis possible?
Peristalsis is defined as the wave-like contraction of smooth muscle that allows for the transport of food through the gastrointestinal tract. It can work in both the forward and backward direction depending upon the current condition inside the organism.
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The special characteristics of visceral smooth muscle that makes peristalsis possible is the fact that it contains longitudinal smooth muscle that...
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Understand small intestine segmentation. Explore the secretions, contractions, and movements of small intestines. Discover peristalsis and pendular movements.