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What does the liver produce?
What does the pancreas produce?
pancreatic juice
The tubular GI tract of a vertebrate has a chracteristic ___ structure
What composes the GI tract (from inner-outer)?
mucosa, submucosa, and the muscularia
What is the mucosa?
an epithelium
What is the submucosa made of?
connective tissue
What does the muscularia consist of?
a double layer of smooth muscles
What does the tongue do when food is ready to be swallowed?
It moves it to the back of the mouth.
In mammals, the process of swallowing begins when the ___ elevates, pushing back against the wall of the ___.
soft palate, pharynx
Pressure against the pharynx triggers an automatic, involuntary response called a ___.
In the swallowing reflex, muscles raise the ___(voice box) which pushes the ___(windpipe) against a flap of tissue called the ___. This keeps food out of the ___.
larynx, glottis, epiglottis, respiratory tract