Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach and Autonomic Nervous System Controls


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Which structure controls the passage of food out of the stomach?

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1. Which type of cell lines the stomach?

2. When the stomach is empty it folds in on itself, creating which feature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the stomach and its functions and control by the autonomic nervous system. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the structures of the stomach and digestive system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The structure controlling the passage of food out of the stomach
  • The main cells lining the stomach
  • The term for the feature created by an empty, folded stomach
  • Facts about the mucosa
  • The function of the parasympathetic nervous system

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mucosa and rugae
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on stomach and autonomic nervous system controls
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the 'Rest and Digest' phase and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about stomach structures

Additional Learning

To learn more about the autonomic nervous system and digestion, review the corresponding lesson on Stomach and Autonomic Nervous System Controls. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the structures of the stomach
  • Understand what the pyloric sphincter, rugae, mucosa, gastric pits and gastric glands do
  • Examine the division of the parasympathetic nervous system into the autonomic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Compare and contrast 'Fight or Flight' with 'Rest and Digest'