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Which muscles in the gut wall are involved in peristalsis?

Circular muscles -  reduce the diameter of the gut when they contract

Longitudinal muscles - which reduce the length of the gut when they contract

The muscles work together to produce wave-like contractions. These have a ‘squeezing action’ that pushes the bolus through the gut.

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