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alimentary canal structures
mouth - esophagus - stomach - SI - LI - rectum - anus
accessory structures
teeth - tongue - gallbladder - salivary glands - liver - pancrease
what are the main functions of the GI
to digest and absorb
main functions of the Acessory Structures
produce secretions and break down food
list the digestive process
ingestion, propulsion, peristalis, mechancial digestion, chemical digestion, absorption, defecation
what digestive activity happens from the mechanical and chemical stimuli
strecthing of the organ by food, osmolarity, ph andend products
three hormones produced by salivia
parotid submandibular sublingiunal
what is a bolus
mix of food and salivia to form a compact mass
what does saliva do
cleanse motuh, dissolves food chem, moistens food and aids compacting into bolus, contains enzymes that break down food chemically
where is most caliva produced
extrincis salivary glands - lie outside the oral cavity
what is the parotid gland and what does it do
largest salivia gland, found anterior to the ear, if hurt can result in facvial paralysis