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digestive system 101

simple organs and other parts of the digestive system, with functions

teeth chop and grind
tongue mixes food with saliva
esophagus food tube, pushes food down from the mouth to the stomach
stomach blends, churns, mixes food, digestive juices enter here to break food down
duodenum first part of the small intestine where food is broken down further by digestive juices and enzymes
small intestine nutrients are absorbed into the blood stream here
large intestine bacteria remove nutrients from waste, water is removed from waste
rectum stores solid waste
salivary glands make saliva
gall bladder stores bile and sends it to the small intestine
liver makes bile, stores nutrients that the body does not need right away
pancreas makes chemicals needed to break down food, makes insulin
enzyme chemical that breaks down food
gland factory
insulin helps cells use sugar
digestive juices acids and enzymes in the stomach that break down food
bile yellow-green fluid that breaks down fat
Created by: Schnookms