Anatomy and Physiology
Quiz 40: Digestion and Absorption
Blood in the Hepatic Portal System Is Much More Likely
Blood in the hepatic portal system is much more likely to reflect the amount of glucose and amino acid absorbed than is the blood in the inferior vena cava.
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Mechanical digestion pushes food against the wall of the small intestine so it can be absorbed.
Mechanical digestion reduces the size of ingested food, which increases the surface area of the food making chemical digestion more efficient.
The three stages of deglutition are the oral stage, the laryngeal stage, and the esophageal stage.
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