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Digestive System

What is the physical and chemical breakdown of food? Digestive System
The digestive system includes __________ canal and _________ organs. Alimentary;Accessory
Digestion begins in the mouth and includes the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and ends in the ________. Anus
Accessory organs include: Salivary glands, tougue, teeth, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas
What recieves food as it enters the body? Mouth, Buccal, or Oral Cavity
Food is broken down physically by the ________. Teeth
Food is mixed with __________, then swallowed. Saliva
A muscular organ in the mouth. Tongue
The toungue contains special receptors called _________. Taste Buds
The 4 tastes are: Sweet, Sour, Salty, and Bitter.
Bony structure that forms the roof of the mouth and seperates the mouth from the nasal cavaties is the ___________. Hard Palate
Located behind the hard palate, and seperates the mouth from the nasopharynx is the _______. Soft Palate
Cone-shaped muscular structure that hangs from the middle of the soft palate, and prevents food from entering the nasopharynx during swallowing is the __________. Uvula
The 3 types of salivary glands are: Parotid, Sublingual, and Submandibular
Salivary glands produce a liquid called ________ that lubricated the mouth during speech and chewing,and moistens food so it can be swallowed. Saliva
Salive contains an enzyme called _________ __________, formally known as ptyalin. It speeds up a chemical reaction, and turns starches into sugars that can be taken to the body. Salivary Amylase
Food enters the ______ after the food is swallowed. Pharynx or Throat
The pharynx is a tube that carries _____ and _____. Food; Air
When bolus is swallowed, muscle action causes epiglottis to close over the __________. Larynx
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