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the cavity behind the nose and above the roof of the mouth that filters air and moves mucous and inhaled contaminants outward and away form the lungs.
membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates, largest organ in the respiratory system
Alimentary canal(GI tract)
Consists of mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. Collectively, breaks down food to simple molecules and absorbs these molecules into the bloodstream
a mucosa lined cavity whose boundaries are the lips anteriorly, the cheeks laterally, the palate superiorly, and the tongue inferiorly
part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
prevents food from moving back into the small intestine once it has entered the large intestine
the last section of the digestive system, where water is absorbed from food and the remaining material is eliminated from the body, the last section of the digestive system, where water is absorbed from food and the remaining material is eliminated from the body
wormlike projection of lymphatic tissue hanging off the cecum with no digestive function; may help resist infection (vermi = worm)
three pairs of exocrine glands in the mouth that secrete saliva; the parotid, submandibular (submaxillary), and sublingual glands
large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity
a ligament that attaches part of the liver to the diaphragm and the abdominal wall
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