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Digestive System


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1.where feces are stored until they leave the digestive system through the anus as a bowel movement.
3.The inner wall of the small intestine is covered with millions of microscopic, finger-like projections called ________________
6.A walnut-sized muscular tube at the outlet of the stomach called the ____________________ keeps chyme in the stomach until it reaches the right consistency to pass into the small intestine.
7.The liver produces ______________, which helps the body absorb fat.
11.the final section of the small intestine that leads into the large intestine
12.A digestive enzyme called _________, which is found in saliva, starts to break down some of the carbohydrates (starches and sugars) in the food even before it leaves the mouth.
14.pouch at the beginning of the large intestine that joins the small intestine to the large intestine.
15.viral infection in which the liver becomes inflamed and can lose its ability to function. Some forms of viral hepatitis are highly contagious.
16.disease is chronic inflammation of the intestines that affects older kids, teens, and adults.
19.At the end of the esophagus, a muscular ring called a ______________ allows food to enter the stomach and then squeezes shut to keep food or fluid from flowing back up into the esophagus.
20.extends from the cecum up the right side of the abdomen, across the upper abdomen, and then down the left side of the abdomen, finally connecting to the rectum.
21.which are located under the tongue and near the lower jaw, begin producing saliva.
23.the C-shaped first part in the small intestine
24.a passageway for food and air, is about 5 inches long.
26.organ beneath the stomach
27.Waves of muscle contractions called ________________ force food down through the esophagus to the stomach.
28.organ hidden just below the liver
29._____________ disease is a digestive disorder caused by the abnormal response of the immune system to a protein called gluten, which is found in certain foods.
30.moistens food for easy swallowing.
2.By the time food is ready to leave the stomach, it has been processed into a thick liquid called __________________
4.common intestinal disorder that affects the colon. When the muscles in the colon don't work smoothly, a person can feel the abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea that may be signs of _______________________.
5.A flexible flap of tissue called the ______________ reflexively closes over the windpipe when we swallow to prevent choking.
8.organ located under the ribcage in the right upper part of the abdomen
9.the coiled midsection of the small intestine
10.inflammation of the esophagus, is an example of a noncongenital condition.
13.__________ canal and the other abdominal organs that play a part in digestion, such as the liver and pancreas.
17.small, hollow, finger-like pouch, hangs off the cecum.
18.The gallbladder can develop gallstones and become inflamed — a condition called _________________
20.__________ disease, which can affect the whole gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus as well as other parts of the body.
22.From the throat, food travels down a muscular tube in the chest called the __________________
25._______________ fibrosis is a chronic, inherited illness where the production of abnormally thick mucus blocks the ducts or passageways in the pancreas and prevents its digestive juices from entering the intestines, making it difficult for a person to properly digest proteins and fats.

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