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Digestive System
System that break down food, absorbs nutrients and rids the body of solid wastes
Mouth
Where digestion first begins both mechanically and chemically
Saliva
Chemical in mouth that starts chemical digestion
Esophagus
Tube that carries food from mouth to stomach
Stomach
This organ continues mechanical digestion and adds acids to food to break food down more
Small Intestines
Where most chemical digestion of food occurs
Large intestines
The organ where water from food is absorbed into the bloodstream and waste is prepared for elimination
Rectum
Tube that stores solid waste until eliminated
Anus
Opening through which waste leaves the body
Excretory System
System that filters cellular waste and excess water from cellular respiration
Kidneys
These 2 organs rid the body of excess urea, water and other waste materials
Ureters
Tubes which connect each kidney to the bladder
Bladder
A saclike muscular organ which stores urine until released from the body
Urethra
Tube through which urine passes from the body