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What is is meant by reverse peristalsis?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Vomit: It is a fancy medical term for vomiting. Peristalsis is the normal slow motion of the gastrointestinal tract that moves food along to be absorbed. When it is reversed it goes in the opposite direction and can lead to vomiting.

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