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the medical professions that study the structures, functions, and disorders of the digestive tract for the upper end are called what?
the medical professions that study the structures, functions, and disorders of the digestive tract for the lower end are called what?
gastrointestinal tract, accessory digestive organs
what are the 2 groups of organs called that compose the digestive system
what organ group is composed of the mouth, most of the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine
accesory digestive organs
what organ group consists of the teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas
what basic process includes the release of water, acid, buffers, and enzymes into the lumen of the tract
what basic process refers to the mechanical and chemical breakdown of foods so that the cells can absorb the nutrients
mixing and propulsion
what basic process results from the alternating contraction and relaxation of the smooth muscles
what basic process consists of the passage of end products into blood or lymph for distribution to cells
voluntary skeletal muscle found in mouth, pharynx, upper 2/3 of esophagus, and anal sphincter, involuntary smooth muscle is found everywhere else
greater omentum, lesser omentum, falciform ligament, mesentery, mesocolon
list the 5 major peritoneal folds
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