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Heath Chapter 14

Coach Alan

The process by which the nutrients in foods are broken down into a form the body can absorb and use. Digestion
The part of the tooth can be seen above the gum. Crown
The hard outer layer that covers the crown of the tooth. Enamel
The channel in a tooth through which nerves and blood vessels connect with nerves and blood vessels in the jawbone. Root Canal
The tissue that surrounds the teeth and covers the bone around the teeth gum. Gingiva
Bad breath Halitosis
A sticky, invisible, bacteria filled film that covers the teeth Plaque
A condition in which the gums become red and swollen and bleed easily. Gingivitis
A dentist who specializes in correcting the position of teeth. Orthodontist
the smallest unit of living things. Cell
A liquid made by the salivary glands that aid digestion. Saliva
A substance that helps carry out chemical reactions in the body. Enzymes
the long tube like organ in which chemical digestion and the absorption of nutrients take place Small Intestine
A large gland located behind the stomach, it secretes pancreatic juice into the small intestine Pancreas
A tubelike organ that absorbs water and gets rid of waste, it leads from the small intestine to the outside of the body. Large Intestine
An inability to digest lactose because the digestive system does not produce enough lactase. Lactose Intolerance
The muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Esophagus
A muscular saclike organ in the digestive system in which food is stored, churned, mixed and broken up. Stomach
A large organ that removes harmful materials from the body and produces bile. Liver
An ongoing inflammation of the lower part of the small intestine. Crohns Disease
A mass of salts in the kidney or urinary tract. Kidney Stones
The muscular sac that stores urine until it is released from the body. Bladder
a process in which a machine is used to filter blood in place of the kidneys. Kidney Dialysis
What are the four types of teeth? Canines, Incisors, molars, and premolars
What are two types of teeth and two types of gum problems? Gum- gingivitis and periodontitis Teeth- Tooth decay and plague
Trace the path of food through the digestive system. The mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, the liver and pancreas, the large intestine.
What waste product is produced when proteins are broken down? Urea
Created by: caitlin.mclain