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Apologia A&P Mod. 13

Apologia A&P Vocab for Module 13

Mastication The process of chewing
Digestion The breakdown of food molecules into their individual components
Deglutition The act of swallowing
Peristalsis The process of contraction and relaxation of circular smooth muscles which pushes food through the alimentary canal
Gastric juice The acidic secretion of the stomach
Adventitia A thin layer of loose connective tissue that binds an organ to surrounding tissues or organs
Lumen The hole in the center of a tube
Macronutrients The nutrients the body needs in large amounts: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
Micronutrients The nutrients the body needs in small amounts, such as vitamins and minerals
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