Peristaltic transport as the travelling deformation waves

J Theor Biol. 2002 Nov 7;219(1):55-61.


Geometry approach to the theoretical and experimental investigations of peristaltic waves based on the travelling deformation waves and wave mass transfer theory (Dobrolyubov, 1991) is presented. The theory of travelling deformation waves is employed to determine uniformed expressions for mass transfer capability parameters of peristalsis. Slow (quasi-static) wave motion is considered which permits not to take into account dynamic phenomena.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Gastrointestinal Motility / physiology
  • Humans
  • Intestines / physiology*
  • Manometry
  • Models, Biological
  • Peristalsis / physiology*
  • Rheology