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Veterinary A & P

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The medical term that pertains to the time after a meal is postprandial
The rhythmic, worm-like contractions of the digestive tract that propel food through the tract is called peristalsis
The _________________________is the middle portion of the small intestine. It is the longest intestinal segment responsible for nutrient absorption. jejunum
A _____________________structure is one that is associated with the liver. hepatic
The _________________________ is that region where the mouth and throat communicate oropharynx
Animals (such as horses) with very large cecums to aid in the digestion of food are called________________________. hindgut fermentors
Animals (such as cows) with a large fermentation vat cranial to their "true stomach" are called_____________________. ruminants
Animals (such as dogs) with a simple tube gastrointestinal tract are called __________________________. monogastric
Describe the function of exocrine (alimentary) pancreas. Secretes digestive enzymes, ions and water into duodenum of the gastrointestinal tract. The digestive enzymes are essential for processing foodstuffs in meals to molecular constituents that can be absorbed across the gastrointestinal surface epithelium
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