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Peristalsis are wave-like contractions that move food along the digestive tract. This movement is the result of circular smooth muscles contracting behind the food bolus as it travels along the esophagus. In the small intestine, peristaltic waves not only move food along the intestine, but also mix the food chyme to help in the digestive process. Interested in learning more about peristalsis? Check out the following videos on peristalsis. For additional information, also see our peristalsis reference materials.



















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