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DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Coach Heather's Digestive SYstem Review

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What is the responsibility of the Digestive System? To break down and get energy from food
What is the order that food travels through our body? Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine
What does the stomach use to break down foods? Acids & Enzymes
Which of the intestines is longer? Small intestines
What does the large intestine remove? Water
What does food become after water is removed from it? Waste (poop)
What are the 4 types of teeth we have in our mouth? Incisors, canines, premolars, molars
What do bacteria in our intestines do? Protect from disease and create Vitamin K for blood clotting
What is the function of the esophagus? Pathway for food to travel to the stomach
What is the stomach responsible for? Breaking down food
How long are the intestines? About 25 feet long
Where does the process of digestion start? Mouth
What is saliva? A digestive juice found in the mouth
Food can stay in the stomach for up to how long? Approx 2 hours
What is the largest gland that secretes a liquid called bile that helps to digest fats? Liver
What gland helps the small intestine by breaking down proteins, carbohydrates and fats? Pancreas
What is the process by which the body gets rid of waste materials? Excretion
What is the system that removes waste from your body and controls water balance? Excretory System
What is another word for large intestine? Colon
What is the function of the kidneys? Filter water and waste materials from the blood, regulate amount of water and salt in the body
How can you care for your Digestive System? Eat at regular times each day, regular physical activity, take care of your teeth, drink 8-10 glasses of water every day