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Ch.16/MED 127

The Digestive System

Accessory organs include teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, pancreas
What is mechanical digestion? physical breakdown into smaller pieces
What is chemical digestion? breaking down complex molecules into simple molecules with enzymes
Total number of Deciduous teeth (AKA baby teeth) 20
Total number of Permanent teeth 32
Gingiv gums
Crown the part above the gingiva
Enamel very hard covering of the crown
Dentin deep to the enamel
Root enclosed in the socket (gomphosis)
Periodontal membrane ligament that attaches to the root and bone
Pulp cavity innermost portion of the tooth
Tongue is made of _______________ muscle skeletal
Papillae projections on the inner surface
Salivary glands produce __________ saliva
Parotid gland is ___________(location) to ear anteroinferior
Sublingual is _________(location) to tongue and ________ (location) to the body of the mandible inferior, medial
Saliva breaks down? Carbohydrates
The portion of the digestive system that extends from the mouth to the anus is the? Alimentary tube
Created by: laceylake



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