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WK12 A&P digestive

Week twelve A&P The digestive system CCAC

Anus The opening at the end of the digestive system from which feces exits the body
Appendix A small sac located on the cecum
Ascending colon The part on the large intestine that runs upward; located in the cecum
Cecum The first part of the large intestine
Descending colon The part of the large intestine that runs downward after the transverse colon and before the sigmoid colon
Duodenum The first part of the small intestine ;it is C shaped and runs from the stomach to the jejunum
Esophagus The long tube between the mouth and stomach. It uses peristalsis to force food into the stomach
Gall bladder A small, sac like organ located in the duodenum. It stores and releases bile into the small intestine
Ileum The last part of the small intestine before the large intestine begins
Jejunum The long, coiled mid section of the small intestine; it is between the duodenum and the ileum
Liver The large organ located above and in front of the stomach. It filters toxins from the blood and makes bile (which breaks down fats) and some blood proteins
Mouth The first part of the digestive system. Chewing and salivary enzymes begin to break down food
Pancreas An enzyme producing gland located below the stomach and above the intestines. Enzymes from the pancreas help in the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the small intestine
Rectum The lower part of the large intestine, where feces is stored until being excreted
Sigmoid colon The part of the large intestine between the descending colon and the rectum
Stomach A sac like, muscular organ that is attached to the esophagus. Food enters is churned in a digestive acid bath
Transverse colon The part of the large intestine that runs horizontally across the abdomen
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