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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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).
Effect of plants used in Mexico to treat gastrointestinal disorders on charcoal--gum acacia--induced hyperperistalsis in rats.
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.