Complete the information related to the digestive system.
a. Chewed food is passed from the pharynx through the ____________
by a wavelike motion of the muscular walls, called ___________________.
b. The action of several enzymes and an acid aid in the chemical breakdown of
food. This occurs in the ________ and the resulting semifluid mass is called
The digestion process is completed in the
, which is
______ feet in length and __________ inch in diameter.
d. The main function of the large intestine is the recovery of ________. The
large intestine is _____ feet in length and _____ inches in diameter.
e. The _____________ is continuous with the large intestine and is only about 6
inches long. It receives ___________ (waste products) from the large
intestine and periodically expels it through the _____________.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISES 43 THROUGH 45. Match the term in
Column A to its description in Column B. Mark your answers in the space provided.
___ 43. Central
Controls smooth muscles, the heart, sweat
glands, digestive glands, the blood vessels, and
some endocrine glands.
___ 44. Peripheral
Controls specific body functions, such as
movement, breathing, heartbeat, body
temperature, speech, sight, and hearing.
___ 45. Autonomic
Controls all conscious body movements and