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Veterinary Medical Terminology Chapter 6

The combining form for nourishment is aliment/o.
What are two combining forms that mean mouth? or/o and stomat/o
Gnath/o is the combining form for what? jaw
How many teeth do adult dogs have? 42
How many teeth do adult cats have? 30
For which animal does this dental formula apply to? 2(I 3/3, C 1/1, P 4/4, M 2/3) adult canine
Baby teeth are called what? deciduous teeth
Specialized mucous membranes that contain folds of skin called rugae are commonly found in what areas of the body? hard palate and the lining of the stomach
What part of the tooth contains the nerves, blood vessels, and loose connective tissue? pulp
What is the first responder in the body for digestion to occur? saliva
What are the combining forms for salivary glands? sialaden/o and sial/o
The pharynx is another name for ________________. throat
Chewing up of food is also called ____________________________. mastication
Define ptyalism. hypersalivation
The medical word for swallowing is ________________________. deglutition
A fold of peritoneum that resembles an apron in the peritoneal cavity that connects the stomach to other visceral organs is called what? omentum
How many stomachs does a monogastric animal have? one
How many stomachs does a ruminant have? one true stomach (abomasum) and three forestomachs (rumen, reticulum, omasum)
Define pylor/o. gatekeeper and refers to the narrow passage between the stomach and duodenum
What animals are known to regurgitate and remasticate? ruminants
The largest compartment of the ruminant stomach that serves as a fermentation vat is the __________________. rumen
In what order does rumination occur within the stomachs? rumen, reticulum, omasum, abomasum
The small intestines are connected to the dorsal abdominal wall by the ____________________. mesentery
The four parts of the large intestine are what? cecum, colon, rectum, anus
The three parts of the small intestine are what? duodenum, jejunum, ileum
A word that means pertaining to the gallbladder. cholecystic
Define peristalsis. series of wavelike contractions of smooth muscles that helps move food through the esophagus and intestines
the combining form for liver is ......... hepat/o
Define preprandial. before a meal
Define postprandial. after a meal
Occult means........ hidden
Define adontia. no teeth
Define aerophagia. swallowing of air
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen is called what? ascites
Grinding of the teeth is called ________________. bruxism
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