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Peristalsis

Peristalsis

Simple peristalsis animations (Flash format) designed for a non-majors freshman biology class and used during lecture. The first animation shows how constriction of a tube (esophagus) causes food particles to be pushed through the tube. The second animation shows that the constriction of the tube is caused by a wave of muscle contraction and relaxation.... Show More

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Scott Cooper
Scott Cooper (Faculty)
22 years ago

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This requires shockwave flash and downloading a file onto your computer.