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Which of the following processes is the function of the smooth muscle layer of the digestive system?

mixing and propulsion

Which of the following processes is the primary function of the mouth?


Which of the following processes is the primary function of the villi of the small intestine?


Which of the following accessory organs produces a fluid that functions to soften and moisten food?

salivary glands

Which of the following accessory organs produces a fluid that functions to emulsify dietary fats?


Which of the accessory organs stores bile


These are composed of prominent lymphatic nodules that function in the immune response.


This plexus is located between the longitudinal and circular smooth muscle layers of the muscularis.

enteric nervous

Why would you expect emotions such as anger or fear slow digestion?

because they stimulate the sympathetic nerves that supply the GI tract

This portion of the peritoneum drapes over the transverse colon and coils of the small intestine.

greater omentum

The hard palate:

is the anterior portion of the roof of the mouth, is formed by the maxillae and the palatine bone, is covered by a mucous membrane

In the mouth, the tooth sockets are lined with:

periodontal ligament

Deciduous molars are replaced with:

premolars (bicuspids)

Which of the following is the primary function of the large intestine?

feces formation

This structure of the stomach allows greater distension for food storage.


Which of the following secrete gastric acid?

parietal cells

This cell secretes the hormone that promotes production of gastric acid.

G cell

This major duct carries a fluid rich in bicarbonate ions.

pancreatic duct

Which of the following gastric enzymes digests proteins?


This is the heaviest gland in the body.


THis is found on the liver and is a remnant of the umbilical cord in a fetus.

round ligament

This is the principle bile ligament.


Which of the following is NOT a function of the liver?

storage of bilirubin

Which of the following small intestine cells secrete lysozyme?

paneth cells

Which of the following enzymes acts to produce monoglycerides and fatty acids as products?


Which of the following pancreatic enzymes acts to produce monosaccharides?


Which of the following pancreatic enzymes acts to produce smaller peptides from proteins?


This hormone functions to counteract the effect of gastric acid in the small intestine.


This hormone is stimulated by high levels of dietary fat in the small intestine.


This digestive aid, produce by the stomach, begins digestion by denaturing proteins.

hydrochloric acid

This structure regulates the flow of material into the colon.

ileocecal sphincter

The wavelike, rhythmic contractions that move food through the digestive tract are called:


The pyloric sphincter is found between the:

stomach and duodenum

The pancreas is stimulated to release its secretions by:


The physical and chemical breakdown of food is completed primarily in the:

small intestine

Gastric glands increase their secretory activity in response to a hormone released from the:


The space between the parietal and visceral peritoneum is the ______ cavity:


The intrinsic factor is produced by ____ cells of the gastric glands:


Digestion begins in the:


Taste buds are found in elevations on the dorsal surface of the tongue called:


What are the names of the three sections of the small intestine?

duodenum, jejenum, ileum

The final products of protein digestion are:

amino acids

Absorption of nutrients occurs primarily in the:

small intestine

Which hormone stimulates secretion of pancreatic juice that is rich in digestive enzymes and contraction of the wall of the gallbladder to release bile?


The inner surface of each lip is attached to the gum by a midline fold of mucous membrane called the:

labial frenulum

Mumps is a viral infection, inflammation, and enlargement of the:

parotid salivary glands

During the act of deglutition:

food moves from the mouth to the stomach

The dental formula of the deciduous teeth in humans is:


The dental formula of the permanent teeth in humans is:


Wisdom teeth are of this late erupting type:


The serosa of the GI tract is the same as the layer known as the parietal peritoneum.


The localized mixing contractions and relaxations of the muscularis that do not push along the GI tract is called peristalsis


The round ligament is a remnant of the ductus arteriosus, a vessel found in fetal circulation


The end products of chemical digestion of complex carbohydrates and double sugars are:

monosaccharides or simple sugars

The end products of chemical digestion of proteins are:

amino acids

The end products of chemical digestion of lipids (triglycerides) are:

monoglycerides and fatty acids

lipases break down:


Proteases break down:


Individuals who do not produce adequate amounts of enzyme lactase are said to be:

lactose intolerant

The lymphatic capillary found in a villus is specifically called a


_______ is the scientific term that describes the movement of a bolus from the mouth to the stomach.


The four principal anatomic regions of the stomach are the:

cardia, fundus, body, and the pylorus

Intrinsic factor released by the _____ cells in the stomach mucosa and is important for the absorption of vitamin _____ that is needed for erythropoiesis

parietal, B12

Responsible for churning, peristalsis, storage and chemical digestion with the enzyme pepsin


Responsible for ingestion, mastication, and deglutition


Contains aggregated lymphatic follicles in the submucosa


produces and secretes bile


contains duodenal glands in the submucosa


coiled tube attached to the cecum


collapsed muscular tube involved in deglutition and peristalsis


Produces a fluid in the mouth that helps cleanse the mouth and lubricates, dissolves and begins the breakdown of food

salivary glands

forces the food to the back of the mouth for swallowing; places food in contact with the teeth


forms a semisolid waste material through haustral churning and peristalsis


passageway for food, fluid, and air, involved in deglutition


composed of enamel, dentin, and pulp cavity, used in mastication


contain acini that release juices containing several digestive enzymes and sodium bicarbonate to buffer stomach acid.


storage area for bile


lymphatic capillary used for chylomicron absorption in the small intestine


Longitudinal muscular bands in the large intestine, tonic contractions produce haustra

teniae coli

stomach enter endocrine cells that secrete gastrin

G cells

secrete lysozyme; help regulate microbial population in the intestines

paneth cells

produce HCl and intrinsic factor in the stomach

parietal cells

finger or ridge like projections of the mucosa of the small intestine that increase the surface area for digestion and absorption


Layer fo the micro villi of the small intestines that increase the surface area for absorption; also contain some digestive enzymes

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