Chapter 16 - The Gastrointestinal System

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Chapter 16 - The Gastrointestinal System
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2014-03-16 20:55:49
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GI system
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  1. Mastication:
    to chew
  2. Emesis:
    to vomit; eject stomach contents
  3. Defecation:
    to eliminate solid waste from the rectum via the anus
  4. Flatulence:
    excess gas produced by the gastrointestinal system
  5. Peristalsis:
    the wave-like movement of food and fluids throughout the digestive tract
  6. Reflux:
    back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus

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