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Buccal cavity

also known as the oral cavity


a liquid like mixture of partially digested food and digestive secretions in the stomach


the act of expelling feces from the body


the process of altering the chemical and physical composition of food


the first portion of the intestines


receives the food from the pharynx and propels it on to the stomach


a pear shaped organ located on the underside of the liver, which is responsible for the concetration and storage of bile produced by the liver

Hard palate

it forms the anterior upper roof of the mouth and is supported by bone


also known as liver cells


the third portion of the intestines


the second portion of the intestines


the largest gland in the body, located under the diaphragm slightly to the right that produces bile


the process of chewing


an elongated organ located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen, behind the stomach, it functions both as an endocrine and exocrine gland


fold or ridges

Pyloric sphineter

regulates the passage of food from the stomach into the duodenum

Salivary glands

parotoids, submandibulars, and sublinguals


contains hydrochlorie acid and enzymes. This organ is lined with a protected mucous membrane churning food, aiding in digestion

Soft palate

it forms the posterior portion of the upper roof of the mouth and is composed of skeletal muscle and connective tissue


a cone shaped projection that helps produce sound and speech

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