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The food goes down the oesophagus by:


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Muscular movement

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Peristaltic movement

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Passive movement

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Epistatic movement

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Solution

The correct option is B

Peristaltic movement


The lining of oesophagus has muscles that contract rhythmically in order to push the food forward. This rhythmic movement is called peristaltic movement that occurs all along the gut.


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