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Digestive System Study Guide

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Large Intestine
Part of digestive system between small intestine and rectum where water is removed from solid waste
Small Intestine
Between the stomach and large intestine at absorbs nurtients from digested food
Esophagus
Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach
Stomach
Organ where food is reduced to mush by acid and muscle activity
Mouth
Body opening where an animal takes in food
What is the function of a liver?
Metabolism regulation and monitoring the composition of blood
Pancreas
Secretes insulin, glucogen and enzymes into blood
Gallbladder
Stores and concentrates bile
Bolus
A wad of food in the mouth and esophagus
Chyme
The liquid portions of food in the stomach
Mastication
Chewing (breaking down into smaller pieces)
Ruggae
Wrinkles that permit expansion and increase surface area
What is the difference between permanent and baby teeth?
There are 20 baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth. Baby teeth fall out when you aee young, permanent stay forever unless you somehow do not have a permanent teeth
Constipation
Diffuculty in emptying bowels due to hardening feces