Apologia -- The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! Module 13: The Digestive System

Vocabulary from Module 13 of Apologia Educational Ministries' The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! by Dr. Jay Wile and Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A.
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Mastication
The process of chewing
Digestion
The breakdown of food molecules into their individual components
Deglutition
The act of swallowing
Peristalsis
The process of contraction and relaxation of circular smooth muscles which pushes food through the alimentary canal
Gastric Juice
The acidic secretion of the stomach
Adventitia
A thin layer of loose connective tissue that binds an organ to surrounding tissues or organs
Lumen
The hole in the center of a tube
Macronutrients
The nutrients the body needs in large amounts: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
Micronutrients
The nutrients the body needs in small amounts, such as vitamins and minerals