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Explain the significance of peristalsis.

Answer :

The food that we eat must pass along the digestive system in a regulated manner so that it is processed properly. Peristalsis refers to the involuntary rhythmic wave-like contractions and relaxations of the smooth muscles of alimentary canal. This process is responsible to push the food forward along the gut. It aids in the smooth movement of food through different digestive organs.


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