Flashcards in The Digestive System Deck (10)
Secretion of bile, storage of nutrients.
Storage and concentration of bile.
*exocrine cells secrete buffers and digestive enzymes.
*endocrine cells secrete hormones.
Dehydration and compaction of indigestible materials in preparation for elimination.
Secretion of lubricating fluid (saliva) containing enzymes that break down carbohydrates.
Muscular propulsion of materials into the oesophagus.
Transport of materials to the stomach.
Chemical breakdown of materials by acid and enzymes; mechanical processing through muscular contractions.
Oral Cavity, Teeth, Tongue
Mechanical processing, moistening, mixing with salivary secretions.