Ch.22 The Digestive System
the outermost layer of the intraperitoneal organs is the visceral peritoneum.
includes those arteries that branch off the abdominal aorta to serve the digestive organs and the hepatic portal circulation.
enteric nervous system
is the in-house nerve supply of the alimentary canal.
a scant layer of smooth layer cells that produces local movements of the mucosa that can enhance absorption and secretion.
alimentary canal (GI tract)
is the continuous muscular tube that winds through the body from the mouth to the anus.
eliminates indigestible substances from the body via the anus in the form of feces.
inflammation of the peritoneum.
are mediated entirely by enteric nervous system plexuses in response to stimuli with the GI tract.