Flashcards in Digestive System Deck (74)
Also called the mouth
Formed by the palatine bones and the maxillae
Lies posterior to the hard palate
Upper and lower lips
Superior and inferior labia
Connects labia to the gum
Space between cheeks and teeth
Moves food and contains taste buds
Projections on the tongue that contain taste buds
Probide friction to move objects with tongue
Small and contain only about 5 taste buds
Larger and contains up to 100 taste buds
Connects the tongue to the bottom of the oral cavity
Produces mucin and salivary amylase
Large glands near mandibular ramus that is frequently attacked by the mumps virus.
Also called Stenson's ducts.
Located on the floor of the oral cavity near the mandible
Also called Wharton's ducts
Located on flood of oral cavity
Also called Rivinus ducts
First teeth, and there are normally 20. Baby teeth.
How many permanent teeth do you have?
Exposed portion of tooth above the gum line
Base of tooth that fits in a socket in the mandible or maxilla
Between the crown and the root
Mineral component, which is similar to bone in chemical composition, but lacks cells
Interior chamber in the crown that contains cells, nerves, and blood vessels
Extensions of the pulp cavity into the root
Opening through which blood vessels and nerves enter the root canal
Protective layer that covers the dentin of the crown