peristalsis

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Synonyms for peristalsis

the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

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PD action may be accomplished with an auger or screw movement, a piston in a cylinder, a rotary lobe action, the airpowered pulsation of a diaphragm, or the peristaltic action of a hose pump.
As we were discussing peristaltic action [such as swallowing], someone said, `Oh, you mean like a Slinky [R]?
The Sentino Pump simplifies maintenance and contamination control in two ways: peristaltic action and disposable Fluid Path.