The starting of the digestive system that receives the food.
Prepares food for digestion by grinding.
throat; passageway for food to the esophagus and air to the larynx
muscular tube that moves food from the pharynx to the stomach
Digests food and breaks down protein with an enzyme called pepsin. Turns food into chyme.
The first 25cm of the the small intestine that absorbs most of the nutrients of food. Digestive enzymes also are released in the duodenum.
Stores bile produced by the liver until it is needed in the duodenum.
Organ that completes the chemical digestion of food and absorbs the nutrients
The last section of the digestive system, where water is absorbed from food and the remaining material is eliminated from the body.
The last part of the digestive tract, through which stools are eliminated.
Mixes the food with saliva to create a ball called a bolus for swallowing.
Parotid, sublingual, and submandibular glands.
A flap of tissue that seals off the windpipe and prevents food from entering.
Opening from the esophagus to the stomach.
Controls passage of food from stomach to small intestine.
Produces bile and is responsible for detoxification.
A gland that secretes pancreatic juice into the duodenum, where it mixes with bile to digest food
A small pouch, which has no function in digestion, attached to the cecum
Opening through which wastes leave the digestive tract