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Peristalsis

The process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along.peristalsis (Science:... Read More

Soapsuds enema

Definition The injection of a mixture of water and soap into the colon. Supplement The soapsuds enema uses a mixture of a... Read More

Deglutition

Definition noun (physiology) The act or process of taking (food or drink) to the mouth and then conveying it through the... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Roughage

Definition noun plural: roughages rough·age, ɹʌf'ɪdʒ (1) A dietary fiber (2) Hay or any other coarse feed, such as... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Egestion

Egestion is the act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces. To egest means to discharge undigested... Read More

Carminative Enema

A small volume enema given to release flatus. Traditionally the enema consisted of two ounces of glycerin, one ounce of... Read More

Cleansing enema

An injection of a liquid into the rectum or colon with the purpose of stimulating a bowel movement. Generally given as a... Read More

Cyclic guanosine monophosphate

Definition noun plural: cyclic guanosine monophosphates (biochemistry) A cyclic form of guanosine monophosphate (chemical... Read More