Chapter 41 Learning Objectives

Chapter 41 Learning Objectives - organs • Name three...

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Chapter Learning Objectives Chapter 41 Concept 41.1: An animal’s diet must supply chemical energy, organic molecules, and essential nutrients Define essential nutrients and describe the four classes of essential nutrients Distinguish between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins Concept 41.2: The main stages of food processing are ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination Define and compare the four main stages of food processing Compare intracellular digestion and extracellular digestion Distinguish the overall structure of a gastrovascular cavity from an alimentary canal Concept 41.3: Organs specialized for sequential stages of food processing form the mammalian digestive system Describe the structure and function of the major and accessory digestive
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Unformatted text preview: organs • Name three functions of saliva • Compare where and how the major types of macromolecules are digested and absorbed within the mammalian digestive system • Explain why pepsin does not digest the stomach lining • Explain how the small intestine is specialized for digestion and absorption • Describe the major functions of the large intestine Concept 41.4: Evolutionary adaptations of vertebrate digestive systems are often associated with diet • Relate variations in dentition and length of the digestive system to the feeding strategies and diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores • Describe the roles of symbiotic microorganisms in vertebrate digestion...
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course BIOL 1202 taught by Professor Gregg during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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