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digestive system)

chapter 8

Begins preparation of food for digestion. mouth - or/o, stomat/o
Transports food from the mouth to the esophagus. pharynx - pharyng/o
Transports food from the pharynx to the stomach. esophagus - esophag/o
Breaks down food and mixes it with digestive juices. stomach - gastr/o
Completes digestoin and absorption of most nutrients. small intestine - enter/o
Absorbs excess water and prepares solid waste for elimination. large intestine - col/o colon/o
Control the excretion of solid waste. rectum and anus - an/o, proct/o, rect/o
Secretes bile and enzymes to aid in te digestoin of fats. liver - hepat/o
Stores bile and releases it to the small intestine as needed. gallbladder - cholecyst/o
Secretes digestive juices and enzymes into small intestine as needed. pancreas - pancreat/o
Created by: hitdental