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general vocab wk1

general surgery vocab wk 1

anus terminal end or opening of the digestive tract to the outside of the body
uvula soft tissue handing from the middle of the soft palate
stomach muscular organ that recieves food from esophagus
sphincter circular ring of muscle that constricts a passage or closes a natural opening
sigmoid colon 4th and last, s-shaped segment of the colon
saliva digestive juices produced by salivary gland
rectum last section of the large intestine, connecting the end of colon and anus
pylorus distal region of the stomach, opeing to duodenum
pyloric sphincter ring of muscle at the end of stomach
pharynx throat; common passage way for food and air
peristalsis rythmic contractions of the tubular organs
palate roof of the mouth
mastication chewing
jejunum 2nd part of small intestine
ileum 3rd part of small intestine
gallbladder small sac under the live; stores bile
esophagus tube connecting throat to stomach
enamel hard, outer layer of tooth
duodenum 1st part of small intestine
digestion breakdown of complex foods to simpler forms
common bile duct carries bile from liver and gallbladder to duodenum
colon large intestine
cecum 1st part of the large intestine
bowel intestine
appendix blind pouch hanging from the cecum
Created by: a1h12