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What are the divisions of the digestive system?
GI tract & accessory organs
What does the GI tract consist of?
Buccal Cavity, Pharynx, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine
What are some accessory organs?
Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreas
What are the lips(labia) lined by?
Non-keratinized ephitheleum ( waterproofing agent)
What is your uvula?
Little piece of skin hanging in back of throat from the soft palate
What is your hard palate and what is it formed by?
Anterier palate; formed by maxillae and palatine bones
What is your soft palate and what is it formed by?
Posterior palate; formed by the nasopharynx and oropharynx
What are the cheeks (buccal) lined by?
Non-keritanized epithelium
What is mastication?
The tongue manipulates food, the teeth grind it, and the food is mixed with saliva. The result is that food is reduced to a soft, flexible mass called a bolus that is easily swallowed.
What is deglution?
Swallowing, or a mechansm to move food from the mouth to the stomach using saliva and mucus.
What is the pharynx composed of?
Voluntary skeletal muscle and it is lined by mucous membranes.
What is the esophageal hiatus?
It is the whole in the diagram through which the esophagus passes.
What is the esophagus?
It is a muscular, collapsible tube that lies behind the trachea.