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The lacy apron of the peritoneum that covers the abdominal organs is called the lesser omentum
Small pocketlike sacs within the large intestine that most often are partially contracted are called haustra.
The enamel found on teeth is heavily mineralized with calcium salts and comprises the hardest substance within the entire body.
Pancreatic enzymes are released into the stomach to break down all categories of digestible foods
Diverticulosis occurs when mucosa become inflamed and protrude through the wall of the small intestine.
Absence of either bile or pancreatic juice indicates that no fat digestion or absorption is occurring. This can lead to blood-clotting problems because the liver needs vitamin K to make prothrombin
Mass movements are slow-moving contractile waves that move over large areas of the colon three or four times each day.
Optimal health of tissues is achieved when HDL and LDL are present in equal amounts within the bloodstream.
The body's thermostat, which constantly regulates body temperature, is located within the hypothalamus.
Watery stools that result when food residue is rushed through the large intestine before sufficient water has been reabsorbed, causing dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, is called constipation.
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