Flashcards in Digestive system Deck (21)
who has the largest digestive system?
forces feces back and forth in the colon to re absorb water
when food moves through the small intestine through a series of involuntary muscular contractions
the surface of the small intestine is greatly increased by...
a large number of villi
the sphincter that is located near the top of the stomach is called the ...
what is responsible for lipid digestion?
the break down of carbs by the salivary glands begins in the...
food that enters the small intestine is called
the main region of nutrient absorption is the
jejunum and ileum
what can not withstand highly acidic environments?
accordion like folds in the wall of the small intestine
which enzymes break down protein?
protease and pepsin
the pancreas releases...
hydrochloric acid is secreted by...
parietal cells in the stomach
amylase is secreted in the...
mouth and small intestine
gastric juices contain...
which carbs do humans use to create energy?
what is the normal BMI range?
what results in the production of no insulin?
type 2 diabetes