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What is the function of the digestive system?
change complex molecules into simple molecules.
What are the two digestive system division?
Alimentary Tube and the accessory organs
the series of digestive organs that extends from the mouth to the anus; consists of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine
teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, pancreas
What does the salivary glands do?
moistens food and aids in compaction, contains enzymes to begin chemical breakdown of food
Liver does what in the digestive system?
extracts absorbed nutrients or toxins from the blood before it reaches the rest of the body.
what accessory organ absorbs and stores fat soluble vitamins A, D, K, E)
Contains acid which are critical for digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins.
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