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Segmentation contractions (or movements) are a type of gastric motility.
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Unlike peristalsis, which predominates in the esophagus, segmentation contractions predominate in the small intestine. While peristalsis involves one-way motion in the caudad direction, segmentation contractions move chyme in both directions, which allows greater mixing with the secretions of the intestine.
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