hyperperistalsis


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hyperperistalsis

[¦hī·pər‚per·ə′stäl·səs]
(medicine)
An increase in the rate and depth of the peristaltic waves.
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Adverse drug events might include bradycardia, asystole, hypotension, restlessness, seizures, tremor, miosis, bronchoconstriction, hyperperistalsis, nausea, vomiting, salivation, diarrhea, and sweating due to parasympathetic stimulation (8).
Precipitating factors include trauma, hyperperistalsis, and acute changes in the body position [7].
Postulated causes of hyperperistalsis include parasitism, sudden dietary changes and viral or bacterial enteritis.
Deininger, "Uterine hyperperistalsis and dysperistalsis as dysfunctions of the mechanism of rapid sperm transport in patients with endometriosis and infertility," Human Reproduction, vol.
Ultrasonography (US) of the abdomen (Philips iU22 System, Philips, Bothell, WA, USA) showed dilated and hyperperistalsis small bowel with accumulation of large quantities of fluid.
As such, this review aims to highlight sonographic predictors of neonatal outcome most commonly reported in the literature including bowel thickness, bowel dilatation, stomach dilatation, stomach herniation, bladder herniation, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), abdominal circumference, hyperperistalsis, being small for gestational age (SGA), amniotic fluid index (e.g., polyhydramnios, oligohydramnios, and meconium-stained amniotic fluid), and liver herniation.
Mechanical damage [11] to and/or physical disruption of the endometrial-myometrial interface may be due to dysfunctional uterine hyperperistalsis and/or dysfunctional contractility of the subendometrial myometrium.
Increased fluid content in moderately dilated bowel loops (25 to 35 mm) with hyperperistalsis in fasting state [25, 26], lightly thickened bowel wall (35 mm) and thickened valvulae conniventes (Figure 4(a)) 25, 27, 28] are most frequently seen in patients with untreated celiac sprue.
When the appendix is involved in endometriosis (proliferation of endometrial glands outside the uterine cavity), the endometriosis deposits can lead to hyperperistalsis and intussusception of the appendix, wholly or partially (1).
Predisposing factors are anatomical variations in the omentum and displacement of omentum caused by trauma, heavy exertion, hyperperistalsis, obesity, overeating, sudden change in body position, coughing, sneezing, excessive strain, laxatives and use of occupational vibrating tools.
A range of aetiologies for the EIMD syndrome has been described such as production of oestrogen at the level of endometrium and ectopic endometrial lesions, chronic uterine peristaltic activity or phases of hyperperistalsis, increased invasiveness of the basal endometrium, progesterone resistance, and defective trophoblast invasion.