M. Canfield Willis - Medical Terminology CH.14 Anatomical Terms, Set 3

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Marjorie Canfield Willis- Medical terminology Chapter 14 - Gastrointestinal System ANATOMICAL TERMS

oral cavity

cavity that receives food for digestion

salivary glands

three pairs of exocrine glands in the mouth that secrete saliva: parotid, submandibular (submaxillary), and sublingual (mouth)

cheeks

lateral walls of the mouth (mouth)

lips

fleshy structures surrounding the mouth

palate

structure that forms the roof of the mouth; it is divided into the hard and soft palate

uvula

small projection hanging from the back middle edge of the soft palate

tongue

muscular structure of the floor of the mouth covered by mucous membrane and held down by a band-like membrane known as the frenulum

gums

tissue covering the processes of the jaws

teeth

hard bony projections in the jaws that serve to masticate (chew) food

pharynx

throat; passageway for food traveling to the esophogus and air traveling to the larynx

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