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Swallowing: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: For the pharyngeal phase to work properly all other egress from the pharynx must be occluded—this includes the nasopharynx and the ________.
LarynxRespiratory systemDigestionThyroid

Question 2: The failure of the lower esophagous sphincter to respond properly to swallowing is called ________.
AchalasiaGastroesophageal reflux diseaseCrohn's diseaseNutcracker esophagus

Question 3: In ________, the work of swallowing is done by raking with the lower jaw until the prey is far enough back to be helped down by body undulations.
SnakeSquamataElapidaeReptile

Question 4: Abnormalities of the pharynx and/or oral cavity may lead to ________.
SplenomegalyOropharyngeal dysphagiaDiarrheaVomiting

Question 5: Food is moistened by saliva from the salivary glands (________).
Parasympathetic nervous systemNerveAutonomic nervous systemSympathetic nervous system

Question 6: The purpose of swallowing (deglutition) is to transfer food from the mouth to the ________.
StomachVermiform appendixColon (anatomy)Small intestine

Question 7: Food is mechanically broken down by the action of the teeth controlled by the muscles of mastication (Vc) acting on the ________.
Temporomandibular jointStylomandibular ligamentHead and neck anatomySphenomandibular ligament

Question 8: Abnormalities of the esophagus may lead to ________.
HalitosisEsophageal dysphagiaVomitingDiarrhea

Question 9: In ________, the tongue is largely bony and much less mobile and getting the food to the back of the pharynx is helped by pumping water in its mouth and out of its gills.
Fish anatomyFishPelagic fishForage fish
















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