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Digestive System

All the digestive system notes for health science 1

TermDefinition
Mouth Also known as the Buccal Cavity
Palate forms roof of mouth
Uvula Flap of skin at back of throat keeps food from going to the nose
Cleft Palate Roof of mouth that splits
Tounge Attached to floor of mouth, Skeletal Muscle, taste buds
Taste Buds Sweet, Sour, Bitter, salty. located on surface of tongue
Teeth Physically break down the food by chewing
Primary Teeth Have 32 baby teeth
Secondary Teeth Permanent Adult teeth
Incisor Teeth Used for cutting food
Cuspid Teeth Canine teeth, Used for ripping and tearing foods such as meat
Bicuspid Teeth used for chewing and grinding food
Molar Teeth Used for grinding food during chewing
Caries Decay of teeth/ Cavity
Salivary Glands Saliva is important to lubricate your mouth, help with swallowing, protect your teeth against bacteria, and aid in the digestion of food.
Parotid gland located on either side of the mouth and in front of the mouth
Sublingual Gland lie directly under the mucous membrane covering the floor of the mouth beneath the tongue.
Submandibular Gland a salivary gland about the size of a plum that lies immediately below the lower jaw.
Pharynx the membrane-lined cavity behind the nose and mouth, connecting them to the esophagus.
Esophagus the part of the alimentary canal that connects the throat to the stomach; the gullet. In humans and other vertebrates it is a muscular tube lined with mucous membrane.
Mucosa a mucous membrane.
Submucosa the layer of areolar connective tissue lying beneath a mucous membrane.
Muscular
External Serous
Created by: 21cmason