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The muscular contraction which moves food through the digestive track is called as __________.


  1. deglutition

  2. peristalsis

  3. movement

  4. contraction


Solution

The correct option is B

peristalsis


Once the food reaches the oesophagus it is conducted behind by a special movement called perstalsis. Peristalsis is the wave of constriction caused by the circular muscles of gut pushing the food along. As the wave passes the circular muscles relax. Peristalsis occurs through all region of the gut. 

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