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connective tissue layer containing blood vessels and nerves in the wll of the digestive tract.
two layers of muscle surrounding the digestive tube that produce wavelike, rhythmic contractions
outermost covering of the digestive tract; composed of the parietal pleura in the abdominal cavity;Visceral peritonueum.
salivary glands that drain saliva into the mouth on either side of the lingual frenuleum.
area behind nasal cavities and mouth; participated in digestion and respiration; commonly called the throat.
the muscular, mucus-lined tube that connects the pharynx with the stomach; also known as the foodpipe.
separates pylorus/duodenum; prevents food from leaving the stomach and entering the duodenum.
20 feet long; duodenum, jejunum, Ileum; has multiple folds in wall and fingers called villi.
endocrine gland located in the abdominal cavity; contains pancratic islets that secrete glucagon and insulin; digest fats, proteins and carbohdrates.
substance that reduces large fat globules into smaller droplets of fat that are more easily broken down.
terminal portion of digestive tract; primary function is absorbtion of water and salts.
the sphincter-like structure between the end of the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine.
large, moist, slippery sheet of serous membrane that lines the abdominopelvic cavity and its organs.
a large double fold of peritoneal tissue that anchors the loops of the digestive tract to the posterior wall of the abdominal cavity.
the end process of carbohydrates; begins in the mouth with salivary amylase,but ends in the small intestine.
amylase,rennin, pepsin; a functional protein acting as a biochemical catalyst allowing chemical reactions to take place in a suitable timeframe.
the end process of fat digestion; glycerol (glycerin); occurs mostly in the small intestine; must be emulsified by bile in duodenum.
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