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reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward.
Historical Examples

antiperistaltic, an-ti-per-i-stal′tik, adj. contrary to peristaltic motion: acting upwards.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

antiperistaltic globus may occur from various causes; and either in the intestines or the œsophagus.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

Of antiperistaltic globus in the œsophagus our author saw only two cases, which were not complicated with hysteria.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

noun (physiol)
contractions of the intestine that force the contents in the opposite direction to the normal

antiperistaltic an·ti·per·i·stal·tic (ān’tē-pěr’ĭ-stôl’tĭk, -stāl’-, ān’tī-)

Of or relating to antiperistalsis.

Impeding or arresting peristalsis.

antiperistalsis an·ti·per·i·stal·sis (ān’tē-pěr’ĭ-stôl’sĭs, -stāl’-, ān’tī-)
See reversed peristalsis.


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