Definition of Catastalsis

1. Noun. (biology) The rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the muscle of the intestines. It resembles ordinary peristalsis but is not preceded by a zone of inhibition. ¹



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Medical Definition of Catastalsis

1. A contraction wave resembling ordinary peristalsis but not preceded by a zone of inhibition. Origin: G. Kata-stello, to put in order, check (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Catastalsis

catarrhal
catarrhal asthma
catarrhal fever
catarrhal gastritis
catarrhal inflammation
catarrhal jaundice
catarrhal ophthalmia
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhines
catarrhinian
catarrhous
catarrhs
catarrhy
catasta
catastalsis (current term)
catastaltic
catastas
catastases
catastasis
catastate
catastates
catasterism
catasterisms
catastrophal
catastrophe
catastrophe theory
catastrophes
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catastrophic illness

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