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This layer of the GI tract thickens to form valves that regulate the passage of material through the tract.
Valves in the inner circular layer of the GI tract that regulate the passage of material through the tract is called what?
This layer of the GI tract is responsible for the motility that propels food & residue through the tract.
____- connective tissue sheets that loosely suspend the stomach & intestines from the abdominal wall
____- a ventral mesentery that extends from the lesser curvature of the stomach to the liver
____- anterior portion that is supported by the palatine processes of the maxillae & the palatine bones
Hard (Bony) Palate
This type of extrinsic salivary gland is located beneath the skin anterior to the ear lobe.
This type of extrinsic salivary gland is located halfway along the body of the mandible.
_____- a muscular funnel that connects oral cavity to esophagus & allows entrance of air from nasal cavity to larynx
____- a straight muscular tube that begins at the level between C6 & the cricoid cartilage
____ extends from pharynx to cardiac orifice of stomach passing through esophageal hiatus in diaphragm
The stomach mechanically breaks up food particles, liquefies the food, & begins chemical digestion of ____ & fat.
This region of the stomach is a small area within about 3 cm of the cardiac orifice.
Cardiac Region (Cardia)
This region of the stomach is a dome-shaped portion superior to esophageal attachment.
Fundic Region (Fundus)
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