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Overview of Digest

24.1--Overview of Digestion

Primary GI Tract Organs Mouth (Oral Cavity), Pharynx, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, and Large Intestine; in Tonus (contraction)
Accessory Organs Teeth, Tongue, Salivary Glands, Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas; Mostly produce and store secretions in ducts
Six Functions of Digestive System Ingestion, Secretion, Mixing and Propulsion, Digestion, Absorption, Defecation
Ingestion Taking in food into the mouth
Secretion Release of Water, Acid, Buffers, and Enzymes into lumen of GI tract
Mixing and Propulsion Churning and Propulsion
Digestion Mechanical and Chemical Breakdown
Absorption Passage of digested products from GI tract into blood and lymph
Defecation Elimination of feces from GI tract
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