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Digestive System

digestive system breaks down food so it can be used by the body
digestion your body must change the food into a usable form
digestive tract contains all of the digestive organs (makes up the digestive system)
abdomen "belly"; region between the chest and the hips is called the abdomen; contains several important organs including the liver, stomach, intestines, and bladder
carbohydrate any of various compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (as sugars, starches, or celluloses) most of which are formed by plants and are a major animal food
esophagus once food is chewed it enters here which is a tube that is connected to the stomach
gall bladder underneath liver; stores bile (breaks down fat)
large intestine water is removed from food and taken into the body
liver body's largest internal organ; produces bile (breaks down fat)
mouth digestive process begins here when you chew, grind, and swallow food
nutrients absorbed into the body to provide nurishment
pancreas lies below the stomach and releases digestive juices containing enzymes, which break down food chemically
protein helps your body grow and repair tissues; (meat, milk, eggs, nuts, and beans)
saliva a fluid that is secreted into the mouth by salivary glands
small intestine food passes here from the stomach; more chemicals continue to break down food; nutrients are absorbed into the body
starch white, odorless, tasteless, carbohydrate; an important food
stomach food passes here from the esophagus; food is mixed with chemicals (gastric juices) that help break it down
teeth breaks down food in your mouth to begin the digestive process
tongue mixes the food with saliva to soften it as it is chewed by the teeth; food is then pushed down the esophagus by the tongue
vitamin various substances that are necessary in very small amounts to our nutrition; important to the control of growth and development (naturally in many foods or in some cases are produced within the body)
rectum gets rid of the body's waste
Created by: crstone