Flashcards in Elimination Deck (11)
Anatomy of the Colon (large intestine)
Physiology of the Colon (large intestine)
absorption (large amount of H2O)
elimination (waste and gas) via peristalsis
-Final part of large intestine
-Remains empty until deification
Sensation from internal and external sphincters allow person to expel waste and gas.
Involuntary contraction that propels food through the length of the GI tract.
A ring of muscles that voluntarily allow passage/blockage of food/waste.
Neurological response to eating which triggers peristalsis and normal digestion
Urine drains from kidney's via ureters to bladder; bladder stores urine until urge to expel urine.
Urine travels from bladder out urethra through the urethral meatus.
Made up of skeletal muscles called pelvic floor muscles. PFM support bladder and help control continence.