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Terms in this set (17)
The abdominopelvic cavity is divided into 4 localised quadrants.
The abdominopelvic cavity is divided into 9 localised regions.
A small tube connected to the cecum of the large intestine, it is a redundant part of the digestive system.
A macromolecule consisting of many monosaccharides (or sugars).
A food bolus churns in the stomach and mixes with various secretions becoming a liquid chyme.
A protein catalyst, that increases the speed of chemical reactions happening within the body.
A piece of cartilage that closes over the larynx and thus prevents food entering the trachea when swallowing.
Part of the digestive tract, intestines can refer to the small intestine where large amounts of digestion and absorption occur, or the large intestine where chyme is converted to faeces.
An energy dense macromolecule consisting of glycerol and fatty acids.
The process of chewing food in the mouth.
The central tissue area that divides the thoracic cavity into a left and right half, the mediastinum contains the heart, trachea, oesophagus and thymus.
The selection and preparation of food for consumption by the body, in order to provide essential nutrients to body cells.
Part of the digestive tube, that connects the pharynx (or throat) to the
Waves of smooth muscle contraction and relaxation along the digestive tract.
A macromolecule consisting of many amino acids. Proteins have many different functions within the body.
Part of the digestive tract that enables storage and mixing of food.
Part of the oral cavity soft palate, that prevents food entering the nasal cavity when swallowing.