Definition of Peristaltic

1. a. Applied to the peculiar wormlike wave motion of the intestines and other similar structures, produced by the successive contraction of the muscular fibers of their walls, forcing their contents onwards; as, peristaltic movement.



Definition of Peristaltic

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to peristalsis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peristaltic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Peristaltic

1. Applied to the peculiar wormlike wave motion of the intestines and other similar structures, produced by the successive contraction of the muscular fibres of their walls, forcing their contents onwards; as, peristaltic movement. Peristal"tically. Origin: Gr. Clasping and compressing, fr. To surround, wrap up; round + to place, arrange: cf. F. Peristaltique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Peristaltic

perispondylitis
perispore
perispores
perisporium
perisporiums
perissad
perissodactyl
perissodactyl mammal
perissodactyla
perissodactyls
perissological
perissologies
perissology
peristalses
peristalsis
peristaltic (current term)
peristaltick
peristasis
peristatic hyperaemia
peristeria
peristerias
peristerion
peristerite
peristerites
peristernal perichondritis
peristeromorphous
peristeronic
peristeropodous
peristole
peristolic

Literary usage of Peristaltic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1850)
"This remedy is often more effectual, in exciting peristaltic action in such cases, ... "This cessation of peristaltic action, I may confidently assert, ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"With regard to the exact manner in which the presence of food provokes peristaltic movements it may be worth while to remark, that, though in the stomach as ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"On peristaltic Induction of Electric Currents in Submarine Telegraph Wires. By Professor W. THOMSON, MA, FRS Recent examinations of the propagation of ..."

4. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"This is well seen in obstruction of the bowels in which cases the bowel distended above the obstruction is frequently thrown into violent peristaltic ..."

5. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines by Robert Coleman Kemp (1910)
"Hypermotility in itself does not produce any special gastric symptoms. peristaltic RESTLESSNESS OF THE STOMACH (KUSSMAUL) (Synonyms.—peristaltic Unrest ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: designed for the use of by William Osler (1892)
"(b) peristaltic Unrest.—This condition, as described by Kussmaul, ... Shortly after eating the peristaltic movements of the stomach are increased, ..."

7. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1884)
"ON peristaltic INDUCTION OF ELECTRIC CURRENTS IN SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH WIRES. RECENT examinations of the propagation of electricity through wires in ..."

8. A Treatise on physiology and hygiene by John Call Dalton (1887)
"peristaltic Movements of the Stomach.—Composition of the Gastric Juice. ... peristaltic Movement of Intestine.—Changes of Food in die Alimentary Canal. ..."

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