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Borborygmus: Quiz


Question 1: This may be why a "growling" stomach is often associated with ________.

Question 2: Borborygmus (plural borborygmi) (pronounced [ˌborbəˈrɪɡməs]) (from Greek βορβορυγμός) also known as stomach growling, or rumbling, is the rumbling sound produced by the movement of gas through the intestines of ________, including humans.

Question 3: It originates in the stomach or upper part of the small intestine as muscles contract to move ________ and digestive juices down the gastrointestinal tract and functions as a sort of intestinal "housecleaning".
Medieval cuisineFoodMeatCooking

Question 4: Although this ________ happens whether or not food is present, it is more common after the animal has gone several hours without eating.
Smooth muscleMuscle contractionCardiac muscleMuscular system

Question 5: The "rumble" or "growl" sometimes heard from the stomach is a normal part of ________.
Endocrine systemDigestionImmune systemHuman gastrointestinal tract

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