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Term:defecation rhythm
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Definition:The rhythmic process of defecation that consists of an intestinal oscillator which regulates calcium waves. These waves in turn control a stereotypical, three-part pattern of muscle contractions. In some organisms, defecation can recur with a regularity more frequent than every 24 hours. For example, in a well-fed Caenorhabditis elegans, the defecation motor program occurs approximately every 45 seconds, and is temperature- and touch-compensated.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: DMP;   defecation cycle;   defecation motor program
 related_synonym: defecation behavior


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  biological_process 20020
    rhythmic process 393
      ultradian rhythm 2
        defecation rhythm 0
          negative regulation of defecation rhythm 0
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  biological_process 20020
    multicellular organismal process 9047
      system process 3456
        excretion 63
          defecation 3
            defecation rhythm 0
              negative regulation of defecation rhythm 0
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