Exam 6 Lecture 2 - 13:06 Exam6Lecture2:

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13:06 Exam 6 Lecture 2: Pepsis and “Hippocratic” notions of digestion: o Stomachos (mouth and esophagus), gaster (stomach or pregnant woman  or abdomen), koilia (cavity) o Pepsis (cooking or putrification; breaking down with heat) o Eupepsia (well digestion), dyspepsia (indigestion), apepsia (no digestion),  peptic ulcer (digestive tract ulcer), pepto-bismol (digestion-pink) o Innate heat inside the body “cooks” food Enzyme = -ase o Lipase – breakdown of fats o Amylase – breakdown of starch o Protease – breakdown of proteins o Lactase – breakdown of milk o Sucrase – breakdown of sucrose (sugar) o Maltase – breakdown of malt o Invertase – turning process upside down Natural faculties and Galen’s theory of digestion, absorption and excretion: o Anatomically specific powers (dynameis) o Faculty to absorb and get rid of certain things Ex. Like university (L.  facultas) o Dynam/o – power, energy, strength, movement, ex. Thermodynamics,  dynamometer
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Functions of the gastrointestinal system: o Digestion o Absorption o Excretion
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Exam 6 Lecture 2 - 13:06 Exam6Lecture2:

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