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outer layer or convering of the alimentary canal, made of visceral peritoneum; its function is protection and secretion of serous fluid to reduce friction
the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
a liquid that includes hydrochloric acid and pepsin and that is responsible for the chemical digestion of protein in the stomach
membrane extension of peritoneum that suspends intestines and provides blood and lymphatic vessels
hormone produced on duodenum wall that stimulates pancreas to release bicarbonate to neutralized acid in duodenum
know the parts of the large intestine
ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, rectum, cecum. appendix, ileocecal valve
know the functions of the large intestine
mucous production, absorb water, break down cellulose, produce Vit K, B12, thiamine, and riboflavin, produce fecal material
chronic disease charaterized by degeneration of liver tissue most oftern caused by alcoholism or a nutritional deficiency (cirrho = yellow)
inflammation of the intestine characterized by frequent, bloody stools, most often caused by bacteria or protozoa
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