at a Glance

Jeremy P. T. Ward, Roger W. A. Linden

Multiple Choice: Chapter 40 Gastrointestinal tract: overview and the mouth

Question 40.1The gastrointestinal tract

A is made up of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, and small and large intestine
B general structure comprises the mucosal layer, the lamina propria, the muscularis mucosa, the submucosal layer, followed by a layer of longitudinal muscle and then a layer of circular muscle
C has two layers of smooth muscle between which lies a nerve plexus called Meissner's plexus
D has two nerve plexuses called the submucosal plexus (Meissner's plexus) and the myenteric plexus (Auerbach's plexus)