antiperistaltic (not comparable)

(physiology) Of or relating to antiperistalsis.

(pharmaceutical effect) That blocks or stops peristalsis.


antiperistaltic (plural antiperistaltics)

A drug that blocks peristalsis.

Source: Wiktionary

An`ti*per`i*stal"tic, a. (Med.)

Definition: Opposed to, or checking motion; acting upward; -- applied to an inverted action of the intestinal tube.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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