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NA digestive system


mouth digestion begins here digestive enzymes in saliva, grinding food
esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach
stomach mixes food with digestive enzymes
chyme mixture of food and digestive enzymes
small intestine absorption of food into the bloodstream takes place here
large intestine (colon) water is absorbed
rectum muscular end of colon which helps squeeze out waste
anus opening at end of colon from which waste exits
peristalsis wave-lke contractions that move food and waste through the digestive tract
liver produces digestive enzyme called bile
bile enzyme that breaks down fat
gall bladder stores bile
pancreas produces digestive enzymes
Created by: ballantynec