Glencoe Science: Human Body Systems, Student Edition by McGraw-Hill Education

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Com/ internet_lab for Web links to more information about skeletal structures, and for data collected by other students. 26 ◆ D such as your hand, foot, skull, leg, or arm. CHAPTER 1 Structure and Movement 421-S3-MSS05 8/19/04 7:52 PM Page 27 2. List four to six different mammals. 3. Do these mammals possess skeletal structures similar to the human skeleton? Remember, the mammals’ skeletons can be similar to that of the human, but the structures can have different functions. 4. Compare and contrast the mammal and human skeletal structures.

You can make healthful food choices if you know what nutrients your body uses daily. Review Vocabulary molecule: the smallest particle of a substance that retains the properties of the substance and is composed of one or more atoms New Vocabulary •• nutrient protein acid •• amino carbohydrate •• fatvitamin •• mineral food group You’re listening to a favorite song on the radio, maybe even singing along. Then all of a sudden, the music stops. You examine the radio to see what happened. The batteries died.

This structure automatically covers the opening to the windpipe to prevent food from entering it, otherwise you would choke. Your esophagus is a muscular tube about 25 cm long. It takes about 4 s to 10 s for food to move down the esophagus to the stomach. No digestion takes place in the esophagus. Mucous glands in the wall of the esophagus keep the food moist. Smooth muscles in the wall move food downward with a squeezing action. These waves of muscle contractions, called peristalsis (per uh STAHL sus), move food through the entire digestive tract.

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