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6 basic processes in digestion
- 1. Ingestion.
- 2. Secretion.
- 3. Mixing and propulsion.
- 4. Digestion.
- 5. Absorption.
- 6. Defecation.
layers of the GI tract
mucosa, submucosa, muscularis, serosa
inner lining of the GI tract, is a mucous membrane
consists of areolar connective tissue that binds the mucosa to the muscularis.
A muscular layer (coat or tunic) of an organ, such as the muscularis of the vagina.
Superficial layer of the portions of the GI tract that are suspended in the abdominal cavity. Also called the serous membrane.
The part of the nervous system that is embedded in the submucosa and muscularis of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; governs motility and secretions of the GI tract.
The largest serous membrane of the body that lines the abdominal cavity and covers the viscera within it.
is formed by the cheeks, hard and soft palates, and tongue
A large skeletal muscle covered by a mucous membrane located on the floor of the oral cavity.; divided into symmetrical lateral halves by a median septum that extends its entire length, and it is attached inferiorly to the hyoid bone, styloid process of the temporal bone, and mandible
are accessory digestive organs located in sockets of the alveolar processes of the mandible and maxillae