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Starling's law of the intestine

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A stimulus within the intestine, i.e., the presence of food, initiating a band of constriction on proximal side and relaxation on distal side. This results in a peristaltic wave.

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A stimulus within the intestine, i.e., the presence of food, initiating a band of constriction on proximal side and relaxation on distal side. This results in a peristaltic wave.

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