Chapter 23 Digestion

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1

The major means of propelling food through the digestive tract is __________.

peristalsis

2

Wavelike smooth muscle contractions that move foodstuffs through the alimentary tube.

peristalsis

3

Enzymatic breakdown of any type of food molecule.

Hydrolysis

4

Chemical or mechanical process of breaking down foodstuffs into simpler units.

Digestion

5

Process by which simpler chemical units pass through the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract into the blood or lymph.

Absorption

6

When we ingest large molecules such as lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins, they must undergo catabolic reactions whereby enzymes split these molecules. This series of reactions is called ________.

chemical digestion

7

peristaltic waves are _______.

waves of muscular contractions that propel contents from one point to another.

8

The ______ is the serous membrane that lines the abdominal body wall.

parietal peritoneum

9

The sheets of peritoneal membrane that hold the digestive tract in place are called ________.

mesenteries

10

The layer of the digestive tube that contains blood vessels, lymphatic nodules, and a rich supply of elastic fibers is the ________.

submucosa