Find out the correct statement(s)
A. Peristalsis is coordinated by the vagus nerve
B. When food enters into the stomach, the activity of salivary amylase stops due to pepsin
C. Deglutition centre is located in the floor of IV ventricle of the medulla oblongata
D. Absorption of cyanocobalamin takes place in the presence of intrinsic factor
E. Carboxypeptidase is a pancreatic endopeptidase that digests the peptides into amino acids
Choose the correct answer from the options given below
1.  A, C and D only
2.  A, B and E only
3.  A, B and D only
4.  C, D and E only
Subtopic:  Peristalsis: Gland in Alimentary Canal | Movement of Food in Gut | Gastric Secretions | Absorption: Part 1 |
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Match the type of salivary glands in humans (Column I) with their location (Column II) and select the correct option.
Column I Column II
a. Sub-maxillary  (i) Near cheek
b. Parotids  (ii) Lower jaw
c. Sub-linguals  (iii) Below the tongue

1. a(ii), b(iii), c(i)
2. a(i), b(ii), c(iii)
3. a(ii), b(i), c(iii)
4. a(iii), b(i), c(ii)
Subtopic:  Accessory Digestive Glands |
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Assertion(A): The food and the acidic gastric juice in the stomach are mixed thoroughly to form chyme.
Reason(R): Muscular layer present in the stomach enables better churning of food.
1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3. (A) is true but (R) is false.
4. Both (A) and (R) are false.
Subtopic:   DIGESTION OF FOOD |
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Given below is a list of characteristics.
a. Located below the diaphragm
b. Located between the lungs
c. Weights about 1200 gms to 1500 gms
d. Has 3 lobes
e. Has 2 lobes
f. Its structural and functional units are covered by Glisson’s capsule
Choose the option which includes all the characteristics which are applicable to the largest gland of the body:
1. a, b, c, and d
2. b, d, and e
3. a, c, e, and f
4. a, c, d, and f
Subtopic:  Histology of Gut |
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Match column I with column II and choose the correct option 
Column I
(Nutrient)
Column II 
(Gross calorific value)
a. Proteins (i) 9.45 kcal/g
b. Fats (ii) 5.65 kcal/g
c. Carbohydrates (iii) 4.1 kcal/g
1. a(iii), b(i), c(ii)
2. a(ii), b(iii), c(i)
3. a(i), b(iii), c(ii)
4. a(ii), b(i), c(iii)
Subtopic:   DIGESTION OF FOOD |
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Match column I with column II and choose the correct option:
Column I Column II
a. Constipation (i) Faeces retained
b. Vomiting (ii) Controlled by a
centre in medulla
c. Jaundice (iii) Liver is affected

1. a(i), b(ii), c(iii)
2. a(iii), b(ii), c(i)
3. a(i), b(iii), c(ii)
4. a(ii), b(i), c(iii)
Subtopic:  Disorders of Digestive System |
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Which of the following structures make a solution that can raise the pH in the digestive system of a healthy human?
1. gall bladder
2. pancreas
3. stomach
1.  2 and 3 only
2.  1 and 2 only
3.  1 only
4.  2 only
Subtopic:  Gastric Secretions | Pancreatic Secretions |
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Which of the following statements about bile in the digestive system are correct?
1 It emulsifies fat globules.
2 It dilutes the contents of the small intestine.
3 It lowers the activation energy of lipase.
4 It helps to reduce the acidity of the contents leaving the stomach.

1. 1, 2 and 3 only
2. 1, 2 and 4 only
3. 1 and 2 only
4.  2 and 3 only
Subtopic:  Bile |
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The number of incorrect statements amongst the given statements is:

I. The tongue is attached to the roof of the oral cavity by the frenulum.

II. The structural and functional units of the human liver are the hepatic lobules.

III. Lysozyme present in saliva acts as an antibacterial agent that prevents infection.

IV. Brunner’s glands are located in the submucosa of the duodenum.

V. No significant digestive activity occurs in the large intestine.

 1.  1       

 2.  3

 3.  4       

 4.  5

Subtopic:  Alimentary Canal: Oral Cavity & Teeth |
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Which group of three of the following five statements (a-e) contains all the three correct statements regarding beri-beri:
 

a. A crippling disease prevalent among the native population of sub-Saharan Africa
b. A deficiency disease caused by a lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
c. A nutritional disorder in infants and young children when the diet is persistently deficient in essential protein
d. Occurs in those countries where the staple diet is polished rice
e. The symptoms are pain from neuritis, paralysis, muscle wasting, progressive oedema, mental deterioration, and finally heart failure

1. b, c, and e

2. a, b, and d

3. b, d, and e

4. a, c, and e

Subtopic:  Disorders of Digestive System |
AIPMT - 2005
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