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DigestiveSyste

organs of the digestive tract

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opening through which food passes into the body mouth
alimentary canal or the gastrointestinal tract digestive tract
consists mostly of skeletal muscle tongue
separates the nasal cavity from the oral cavity palate
posterior portion, not supported by bone soft palate
anterior portion, supported by bone hard palate
soft v shaped mass that extends from the soft palate, directs food into the throat uvula
performs the swallowing action that passes food from mouth into esophagus pharynx, throat
10 inch tube that extends from the pharynx to stomach esophagus
j shaped sac that mixes and stores food stomach
area around the opening of the esophagus cardia
uppermost domed portion of stomach fundus
central portion of the stomach body
lower portion of stomach antrum
portion of the stomach that connects to the small intestine pylorus
ring of muscle that guards the openinig between the stomach and the duodenum pyloric shincter
20 foot canal extending from the pyloric sphincter to the large intestine small intestine
first 10 to 12 inches of the small intestine duodenum
second portion of the small intestine jejunum
third portion of the small intestine ileum
canal that is approximately 5 feet long and extends from the ileum to the anus large intestine
blind u shaped pouch that is the first portion of the large intestine cecum
next portion of the large intestine colon
remaining portion of large intestine rectum
sphincter muscle at the end of the digestive tract anus
produces salvia, which flows into mouth salivary glands
produces bile liver
passageways that carry bile bile ducts
stores bile gallbladder
produces pancreatic juice, secretes insulin pancreas
serous saclike lining of the abdominal and pelvic cavities peritoneum
small punch (vermiform appendix appendix
portion of the body between the thorax and pelvis abdomen
Created by: Gadley