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ch.5 lom

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Absorption
Passage of material through the walls of the intestine into the bloodstream
Bilirubin
Pigmented released by the liver in bile
Cecum
First part of large intestine
Deglutition
Swallowing
Mastication
Chewing
Pancreas
Organ under the stomach; produces insulin
Pharynx
Throat, the common passageway for food from the mouth and air from the nose
Rugae
Ridges on the hard palate and the wall of the stomach
Sphincter
Ring of muscle fibers that constricts a passage or closes a natural opening
Uvula
Soft tissue hanging from the soft palate into the mouth