Nutrition_CH2_Digestive_System

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  1. What tissue contains white blood cells and protects against ingested microorganisms?

    A. mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
    B. serosal tissue
    C. muscularis mucosa
    D. myenteric plexus
    A. mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
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  2. The volume of a normal stomach ranges from _____ when empty to 1.5 L (~6 cups) when full.

    A. 250 mL (~1 cup)
    B. 750 mL (~3 cups)
    C. 100 mL (~0.5 cup)
    D. 50 mL (~0.25 cup)
    D. 50 mL (~0.25 cup)
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  3. The pancreas is a digestive system accessory organ with two types of active tissue, the ducted exocrine tissue that produces digestive enzymes and the:

    A. ductless absorptive tissue that controls bicarbonate
    B. ductless endocrine tissue that secretes insulin and glucagon
    C. ducted erythropoietic tissue that produces red blood cells
    D. liver-like tissue that produces bile
    B. ductless endocrine tissue that secretes insulin and glucagon
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  4. Pancreatic juice that enters the duodenum through the sphincter of Oddi contains _____.

    A. intrinsic factor
    B. hormones such as gastrin
    C. bilirubin and iron
    D. anions such as bicarbonate and chloride
    D. anions such as bicarbonate and chloride
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  5. Digestive enzymes functioning at the brush border are produced by:

    A. chief cells in the oxyntic glands
    B. hepatocytes
    C. the intestinal mucosal cells
    D. the pancreatic duct cells
    C. the intestinal mucosal cells
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  6. Which of the following is a neuropeptide that functions to regulate digestion and absorption?

    A. substance P
    B. gastrin
    C. secretin
    D. cholecystokinin
    A. substance P
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  7. Gastrin is a hormone released by G-cells in the stomach and functions to:

    A. transport nutrients across the mucosa
    B. no effect
    C. stimulate release of HCl and cellular growth in the GI tract.
    D. inhibit gastric motility
    C. stimulate release of HCl and cellular growth in the GI tract
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  8. Somatostatin is a regulatory peptide synthesized in the pancreatic and intestinal cells that appears to:

    A. inhibit the action of neurotensin
    B. increase gallbladder contraction
    C. enhance the actions of motilin
    D. inhibit release of gastrin, secretin, and motilin
    D. inhibit release of gastrin, secretin, and motilin
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  9. Which structural component of the GI tract controls GI secretions and local blood flow?

    A. submucosal nerve plexus
    B. muscularis mucosae
    C. lumen
    D. myenteric nerve plexus
    A. submucosal nerve plexus
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  10. What is the general term for the inactive secreted form of many digestive enzymes?

    A. lipase
    B. zymogen
    C. trypsinogen
    D. synthetase
    B. zymogen
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  11. The purpose of secretion of mucus by neck cells in the oxyntic gland of the stomach is to:

    A. activate pepsinogen to pepsin
    B. slow the production of intrinsic factor
    C. stimulate secretion of HCl
    D. protect the epithelium from mechanical and chemical damage.
    D. protect the epithelium from mechanical and chemical damage.
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  12. Parietal cells, found both in oxyntic glands and pyloric glands of the stomach, secrete _____.

    A. bicarbonate
    B. hydrochloric acid
    C. gastrin
    D. mucus
    B. hydrochloric acid
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  13. Chief cells, found in oxyntic glands in the body of the stomach, secrete _____.

    A. mucus
    B. hydrochloric acid
    C. bicarbonate
    D. pepsinogen
    D. pepsinogen
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  14. A function of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice is to:

    A. protect the stomach lining from damage
    B. denature secondary and tertiary protein structure
    C. digest protein, functioning as an endopeptidase.
    D. stimulate secretion of gastrin and CCK
    B. denature secondary and tertiary protein structure
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  15. Which of the following digestive fluids is the most acidic?

    A. gastric juice
    B. saliva
    C. bile
    D. pancreatic juice
    A. gastric juice
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  16. Approximately 1 - 5 mL (~1 tsp) of chyme enters the duodenum about:

    A. twice per hour
    B. once per second
    C. once per meal
    D. twice per minute
    D. twice per minute
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  17. The majority of all digestive enzymes are produced in what organ?

    A. liver
    B. pancreas
    C. esophagus
    D. gallbladder
    B. pancreas
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  18. Secretin is the major hormone responsible for:

    A. alkalizing the chyme that has entered the small intestine
    B. activating elastase
    C. stimulating secretion of HCl into the stomach
    D. causing release of bile into the small intestine
    A. alkalizing the chyme that has entered the small intestine
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  19. Cholecystokinin is the hormone primarily responsible for:

    A. stimulating secretion of HCl into the stomach
    B. causing release of bile into the small intestine
    C. activating eastase
    D. alkalizing the chyme that has entered the small intestine
    B. causing release of bile into the small intestine
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  20. The gallbladder:

    A. concentrates and stores bile
    B. resynthesizes bile salts returning to the liver
    C. is a modified lymphoid gland
    D. removes cholesterol from circulation
    A. concentrates and stores bile
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  21. Cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid ionize and form micelles more efficiently when they are:

    A. rendered fat soluble by esterification
    B. conjugated with sodium or potassium
    C. conjugated with glycine or taurine
    D. in an acidic environment
    C. conjugated with glycine or taurine
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  22. Resins such as cholestyramine bind bile in the GI tract, thus decreasing serum cholesterol because enterohepatic recirculation of bile acid is reduced from the usual _____ reabsorption.

    A. 90%
    B. 30%
    C. 65%
    D. 10%
    A. 90%
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  23. What percent of cholesterol in bile is usually excreted?

    A. 50%
    B. 10%
    C. 25%
    D. none of it
    A. 50%
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  24. Foods such as yogurt that contain live cultures of certain bacteria are known as:

    a probiotics
    b. predigestives
    c. foods that stimulate the growth of gut flora
    d. prebiotics
    a. probiotics
  25. It takes only about 30 minutes for most of the carbohydrate, protein and fat to be absorbed from chyme after it enters the small intestine, and it takes about _____ for fecal matter to move through the colon.

    A. 1 to 2 hour
    B. 2 to 6 hours
    C. 12 to 70 hours
    D. 6 to 12 hours
    C. 12 to 70 hours
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  26. The mechanisms responsible for absorption of nutrients into the epithelial cell of the vilus depend upon all of the following EXCEPT:

    A. the solubility of the nutrient in fat or water
    B. the concentration gradient or eectrical gradient
    C. the length of the large intestine
    D. the size of the molecule to be absorbed
    C. the length of the large intestine
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  27. What percentage of the water and sodium entering the colon each day is absorbed?

    A. 10%
    B. 90-95%
    C. 50-60%
    D. 20-25%
    B. 90-95%
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  28. Of the 3 short-chain fatty acids providing energy for bacteria, which one is absorbed by colonic epithelial cells and taken up for use in the liver?

    A. acetate
    B. butyrate
    C. propionate
    D. oleate
    C. propionate
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  29. What normal process that occurs in the colon must be controlled in individuals who have liver disease to prevent coma?

    A. production of gas such as methane by gut bacteria
    B. absorption of ammonia generated by gut bacteria
    C. creatinine release by gut bacteria
    D. excretion of urea
    B. absorption of ammonia generated by gut bacteria
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  30. Fecal material contains all of the following EXCEPT:

    A. absorbed nutrients
    B. inorganic matter
    C. bacteria
    D. sloughed GI cells
    A. absorbed nutrients
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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Human Nutrition Chapter 2 - The Digestive System: Mechanism for Nourishing the Body
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