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Digestive System

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Esophagus
The tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
Bile
A thick liquid that is sent from the liver to the stomach to aid in breaking down food.
Digestive System
The group of organs that work together to digest our food.
Mouth
The opening through which food enters the body.
Anus
The opening that allows waste to be passed out of our body.
Pancreas
An organ that sends chemicals into the stomach to aid in the breaking down of food.
Tongue
An organ in the mouth that aids in mixing food with saliva.
Large Intestines
A tube that removes water from waste before the waste leaves our body.
Liver
The largest organ of the body, sends bile to the stomach and also cleans our food before it passes to our cells.
Gall Bladder
A sac in which bile from the liver is stored.
Digest
The process of breaking down food so our cells can use it.
Stomach
The main organ in the digestive system - most breaking down of food occurs here.
Small Intestines
A tube, about 23 feet long that allows digested food to enter our blood vessels.
Rectum
An organ that holds waste until it passes from our body.