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Digestive vocabulary

words from the vocab list on board (MG)

Aspirate to take liquid or solids into the lungs
ingest to take liquids or solids into the stomach
sphincter a tight valve that allows small amounts of liquid or solid to leave one area and go into another one, without returning back
secrete to put out a liquid (as a gland secretes enzymes)
ducts the openings out of a gland
peristalsis the involuntary wave-like movement of muscles around an organ such as the esophagus
chyme the semi-liquid mixture of food, liquids, enzymes and acids in the stomach
bolus the semi-solid food that is swallowed in a small chunk
Created by: HealthCare