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Catastalsis is the rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the muscle of the intestines. It resembles ordinary peristalsis but is not preceded by a wave of inhibition.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ " Definition: Catastalsis". Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Free Medical Dictionary - Catastalsis". Free Medical Dictionary. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  3. ^ "A wave of inhibition precedes primary peristaltic contractions in the human esophagus.".