A number of reflexes play an important role in regulating motility through the digestive system. Describe each of the reflexes that are involved in gastrointestinal tract motility.
The digestive tract is much more than a hollow tube that absorbs nutrients. Accessory glands play an essential role in the process of digestion. Describe the structure of the accessory glands, their functions, and the molecules they secrete.
Regulation of the gastrointestinal tract involves an interaction between hormones and neural inputs. Describe the role of the nervous system in the regulation of digestion, including the receptors involved. (Do not include motility in this answer.)
The function of each region of the digestive tract is dependent upon its structure. Describe the general structures of the digestive tract wall, including the unique cells within the structures that provide specialized functions.