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What's another name for the digestive system?

Alimentary canal

What are some accessory organs of the digestive system?

oral cavity, teeth, tongue, liver, galbladder pancreas

What are the main organs of the digestive system?

mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine

What are activities of the digestive systems?

Ingestion, propulsion, mechanical digestion, chemical digestion, absoprtion, and defecation

What happens in injestion?

Food eaten.

What happens in propulsion?

Food moves.

Is paristalisis voulentary of involuntary?


Is swalling voulentary of invoulentary?


What happens during mechanical digestion?

Small chunks of foood

What's segmentation?

Rhythmic local consitrictions of intestine

What happens during chemical digestion?

Chemical breakdown

What happens during absorption?

movements of nutrients from GI to blood or lymph

What happens during defecation?

Elimination of stuff that couldn't be digestible

How is digestion regulated?

chemical and mechanical stimuli, intrinsic controls, and extrinsic CNS control

How does chemical and mechanical stimuli work?

activate or inhibit glands, peristalsis help, strech receptors, pH receptors

How do extrinsic control of CNS work?

Long reflexes from GI tract

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