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What is the function of the mucus in the stomach?
to protect the surface of the inner wall of the stomach
When nutrients are digested but are not taken in by the intestinal tissues, this condition is called....
The double layered folds of peritoneum that support portions of the small intestine are called....?
The process by which bile causes the breakdown of fat globules into smaller droplets is called what?
What is the function of the liver?
to form glucose from non-carbohydrates, store vitamin d, and destroy damaged red blood cells
What is a valve that controls the movement of food between the stomach and small intestine?
What is the largest of the major salivary glands located anterior and inferior of each ear?
Food passing from the stomach through the small intestine would pass through these parts in order...
duodenum, ileum, jejunum
What is the condition in which liver cells degenerate and surrounding connective tissues thicken?
Because of their location, swollen palatine tonsils may interfere with what?
both breathing and swallowing
What is the function of gastrin, which is secreted by stomach cells?
increase the secretions of the gastric glands
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