Digestion

Waves of muscular contractions which propel the content of the digestive tracts are called
Peristalsis
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Which salivary gland produces a serous secretion containing large amounts of salivary amylase?
Parotid glands
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What do chief cells secrete and what does this do?
Pepsinogen-converts into pepsin a protein digesting enzyme which is effective at an acidic pH.
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What is the intestinal hormone which stimulates the pancreas to secrete watery, bicarbonate rick fluid?
Secretin
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Is filtration a function of the digestive system?
no
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Example of a proenzyme secreted by the pancreas?
Trypsinogen
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Enzyme which digests proteins into peptides?
Trypsin
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Functions of the large intestine include:
Reabsorption of water and compaction of faeces
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The defecation reflex involves:
Relaxation of both internal and external sphincters
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What is the technical term for chewing?
Mastication
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What does the pancreas secrete in response to the enzyme secretin?
Pancreatic juice
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What is the cephalic phase of gastric digestion?
Preparing the stomach for food
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What does the secretion of ghrelin do?
Stimulates hunger
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Is filtration a function of the digestive system?

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