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largest cavity of the body and contains many organs and structures that belong to various systems
continuous, hollow, muscular tube, begins at mouth and terminates at anus, includes teeth, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas
the largest gland of the body located in RUQ, inferior to diaphragm; produces and secretes bile for fat emulsification, metabolizes protein, fat, carbs; stores vitamins, produces substances for coagulation, antibodies, and detoxifies harmful substances
triangular shaped gland in the LUQ, works as both an endocrine and exocrine gland. endocrine: secretes insulin//exocrine: releases pancreatic juice to mix with bile; assists with protein, fat, carb digestion
thin, double layer of serous membrane in abdominal cavity, covers most external layers of the digestive organs
process of dividing the abdominal cavity into quadrants/regions for examination purposes; it extends from the sternum and creates the RUQ, RLQ, LUQ, LLQ
rupture, protrusion of organ/structure through an abnormal opening/weakened area in body wall
complex psychosocial problem characterized by severely restricted intake of nutrients and low body weight
wavelike movement produced by muscle fibers of intestinal wall, propels intestinal contents forward
irregular gurgling noises occur every 5-30 seconds, from digestive contents being moved through the intestines peristalsis
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