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HN Organs: GI Tract


mouth begins breaking down foor into smaller components through chewing
esophagus transfers foor from the mouth to the stomach
stomach mixes food with digestive juices; breaks down some nutrients into smaller components
small intestines completes digestion of food and nutrients theough its walls
large intestines absorbs water and come nutrients, passes waste products out of the body
sphincters(LES, pyloric, ileocecal) keep swallowed food from returning to the esophagus, stomach or small intestines
acessory organs (liver, gull bladder, pancreas) release bile, enzymes and hormones to help break down food or direct digestive activity
Created by: rachelanne39