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The Digestive System Terms

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Mouth
Chews and swallows food
Salivary Glands
Releases watery, slimy saliva into the mouth during eating
Esophagus
The muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx down to the stomach
Stomach
Churns and digests food into a creamy liquid
Liver
Processes absorbed nutrients and makes bile
Pancreas
Releases enzymes into the small intestine when food arrives there
Small Intestine
Is where most digestion and absorption of food takes place
Large Intestine
Absorbs water from, and disposes of, waste
Rectum
The last part of the large intestine through which waste passes to the outside
Anus
The lower opening of the digestive system
Appendix
Tissue forming a tube-shaped sac attached to the large intestine; it plays no part in digestion in humans but does in some other animals
Gall Bladder
Stores bile made by the liver