Digestive System

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Digestive System

body system that breaks down food and absorbs nutrients

Mouth

begins to break down food into smaller pieces through mechanical digestion. saliva in the mouth begins chemical digestion

Esophagus

food tube connecting the mouth to the stomach

Stomach

large muscular (stretchy) sac that continues the mechanical and chemical digestion of food

Small Intestine

organ that completes the chemical digestion of food and absorbs the nutrients; 20ft long

Gall Bladder

organ that stores bile; bile breaks down fat

Liver

Factory for antibodies and bile ; stores vitamins and sugars until your body needs them; filters blood

Pancreas

produces insulin which is required for digesting (breaking down) sugars

Rectum

lowest part of the large intestine; where feces is stored before it exits the body

Anus

the opening at the end of the digestive system from which feces exit the body

Appendix

a small sac located near the start of the large intestine

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