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Digestive System

what is responsible for the physical and chemical breakdown or food digestive system
where is the food taken to and used by the blood stream and used by body cells and tissues
what does the digestive system include alimentary canal and accessory organs
what is the alimentary canal long muscular tube
where does the alimentary canal begin in the mouth.
where does the alimentary canal end the anus.
accessory organs include what salivary glands, tongue, teeth, liver, gallbladder, pancreas
what recieves food as it enters the body mouth
special structures in the mouth teeth.
what do the teeth do? break down food physically by chewing and grinding the food, a process called mastication
what is the tongue a muscular organ
what does the tongue contain special receptors called taste buds.
what do taste buds allow a person to taste sweet, salty, sour, and bitter
the tongue also aids in what chewing and swallowing
what is the hard palate bony structure that forms the roof of the mouth
what does the hard palate separate it separates te mouth from the nasal cavities
where is the soft palate located behind the hard palate
what does the soft palate separate it separates the mouth from the nasopharynx
what is the uvula a cone-shaped muscular structure
where is the uvula located hanging from the middle of the soft palate
what does the uvula do prevents food from entering the nasopharynx during swallowing
how many pairs of salivary glands to we have three (3)
what are the three (3) salivary glands parotid, sublingual, and submandibular
the salivary glands produce what liquid saliva
what does saliva contain an enzyme called salivary amylase formerly known as ptyalin
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