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digestive review

Function of the Liver Produces Bile &Releasing Bilirubin
Mastication Act of Chewing
Digestion Begin In the Stomach
What is the Rectum Collecting area for Feces
Accessory Organs Teeth, Tonque, Salivary Glands, Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas
Digestion Act of breaking down food to simpler parts
Main Organs Mouth, Pharynx, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestines, Large Intestines
Function of teeth Breakdown food physically
What separates the Ileum& cecum Ileocecal Valve
Ball mixed food with Saliva Bolus
Function of the Gallbladder Receives bile from the Liver
Why is important chew the food to make easier for your body to digest food
Parts Small Intestines Duodenum, Jejunum, Ileum
Duodenum 1 part of Small Intestine
Jejunum Middle section must nutrients absorb
Ileum Last section connect to Large Intestine
3 Major Function Digestive System Digestion, Absorption, Elimination
Digestion Breakdown of complex food to simpler form
Absorption Passage of materials through the walls of the Small Intestine into the bloodstream
Elimination Act of removal of materials from the body in the Digestive System, the removal of indigestible materials
Function of the Pharynx Carries food to the Esophagus, Air to the Trachea where Deglutition occurs
Lipase Splits certain fats in the Pancreas
Medical Term for Swallowing Deglutition
Semi –Liquid mass of food Chyme
Alimentary Canal Connection Chain of Organs
Tongue Function Mashes food against the roof of the Stomach
Esophagus Function Connecting tube brings food to the Stomach
Amylase Enzyme secreted by the Pancreas to digest starch produced in the pancreas
Bilirubin Pigment released by the Liver in Bile
Peristalsis Contractions of the tubes of the Alimentary Tract, Necessary so food does not get stuck
Part of the Digestive System does Hydrochloric Acid Stomach
Function of the rugae Mucous Membrane folds that expand& contract contains glands that produce pepsin& hydrochloric acid
2 Sphincter Cardiac & Pyloric
Cardiac Sphincter Closes after food enters preventing it from going back in Esophagus
Pyloric Sphincter Allows Chyme to leave Stomach
Most Important Function of the Small Intestines Absorption
Mesentery Tissue that supports the Jejunum &Ileum
Digestive Fluids produced in the Pancreas Lipase, Amylase, Protease
Appendix Pouch hanging from Cecum
Another Name for Digestive System Gastrointestinal Tract
Amino –Acids Small substances produced when proteins are digested
Major Organ breakdown of food completed Small Intestines
Pulp Soft tissue with in tooth, containing nerves & blood vessels
3 Enzymes are produced in the Stomach Renin, Lipase, Pepsin
Rennin Curdles Milk
Lipase Splits Certain Fats
Pepsin Digest the milk cards
Pyloric Sphincter Ring of Muscle at end of the Stomach near Duodenum
Function of Rectum to collect waste
Salivary Glands Gland surround Oral Cavity
3 Types of Salivary Glands Parotid, Sublingual, Submandibular
Permanent Teeth Incisors, Canines, Premolars, molars
Enamel Hard outermost layer of a tooth
J shaped Organ Stomach
Ileocecal Valve Circular Valve that separates the Ileum& Cecum
what accessory organ burns and stores fats? liver
sphincter circular muscle, prevents backflow
common bile duct carries bile from the liver
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