Unformatted text preview: Pharynx • The pharynx consists of the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and laryngopharynx. Esophagus • The esophagus connects the pharynx to the stomach. The upper and lower esophageal sphincters regulate movement. Stomach • The stomach has a cardiac opening from the esophagus and a pyloric opening into the duodenum. • The wall of the stomach consists of three muscle layers: longitudinal, circular, and oblique. • Gastric glands produce mucus, hydrochloric acid, pepsin, gastrin, and intrinsic factor. Small Intestine • The small intestine is divided into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. • Circular folds, villi, and microvilli greatly increase the surface area of the intestinal lining. • Goblet cells and duodenal glands produce mucus....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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