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Name the regions and structures associated with the digestive system.
the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, anus
Name the 8 functions of the digestive system.
1) ingestion
2) mastication
3) propulsion
4) mixing
5) secretion
6) digestion
7) absorption
8) elimination
swallowing; moves a bolus from the oral cavity into the esophagus
Peristaltic waves
consists of a wave of relaxation of the circular muscles, which forms a leading wave of distention in front of the bolus, followed by a wave of strong contraction of the circular muscles behind the bolus, which forces the bolus along the the digestive tube
Mass movement
a type of movement sometimes experienced in the large intestine;
contractions that extend over much larger parts of the digestive tract than peristaltic movements
Segmental contractions
mixing contractions that occur in the small intestine