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Movement Through the Small Intestine: Peristalsis, Segmentation & Pendular Movement

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What is the name of the mechanism that inhibits gastric motility and the secretion of gastric acid?

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1. What propels food through the small intestine?

2. Which movement within the small intestine is described as the contraction of circular smooth muscles that constrict the intestines into segments?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what propels food through the small intestine and enterogastric reflex. Explore related terms and movements so that you can accurately answer quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Mechanism that inhibits gastric motility and the secretion of acid
  • Movement that propels food through the small intestine
  • Contraction of circular smooth muscles
  • Movement in the small intestine caused by contraction of the longitudinal muscles
  • Enterogastric reflex

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related small intestine lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding enterogastric reflex
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the movement that propels food through the small intestine

Additional Learning

To learn more about the small intestine, review the lesson, Movement Through the Small Intestine: Peristalsis, Segmentation & Pendular Movement. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what digestion is and how the small intestine helps
  • Understand what chyme refers to
  • Know what the prefix entero and the suffix gastric pertain to
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