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Pathology of the Digestive System

Digestion food is broken down mechanically and chemically. Then travels through the gastrointestinal tract.
Absorption 1-digested food passes into bloodstream thru walls of small intestines. 2-Nutrients travel to all cells of the body. 3-Cells burn nutrients to release energy stored in food.
Elimination 1-Body eliminates solid waste materials that cannot be absorbed into bloodstream. 2-the large intestine concentrates feces. 3-the waste passes out of the body thru the anus.
Cecum pouch on the right side
Colon 5 feet long that has 4 parts
Rectum terminates into the anus
Liver secretes bile; aids in digestion
Gallbladder small sac under the liver that stores bile
Pancreas organ under the stomach; produces insulin & enzymes
Food passage through the GI tract FOOD ENTERS THE ORL CAVITY...oral cavity-->pharynx-->esophagus-->stomach-->duodenun-->jejunum-->ileum-->cecum-->ascending colon-->transverse colon-->descending colon-->sigmoid colon-->rectum-->anus--> FECES LEAVES THE BODY
Created by: mellisaboodoo