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Digestive System

Nash/Science Parts of the Digestive System

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What are the five parts of the digestive system? The mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines make up the digestive system.
The small intestines are about________ feet. 24
What organ can the human body live without? Humans can live without a gall bladder.
What is the most important part of the digestive system? The small intestine is the most important part of the digestive system.
The stomach is a ___________that receives food from the esophagus. muscular organ located on the left side of the upper abdomen.
What in the mouth helps digest food? In your mouth you have teeth and a thick muscle called a tongue. Your teeth are used to tear or grind food and the saliva breaks down food to aid in digestion.
What does the esophagus do to help in the digestion of food? The esophagus is a muscular tube connecting the throat(pharynx) with the stomach; it is 8 in long, and is lined by moist pink tissue called mucosa.
How does the large intestine help in the digestion of food? The large intestine-about 5 ft long-absorbs the water and salts from the material that hasn't been digested as food yet.
What are three reasons we need food? We need food for energy; to build new cells; repair damaged cells.
What are the three major pairs of salivary glands in the mouth? The salivary glands are the parotid glands, the sublingual glands, and the submandibular glands.
What are three salivary glands? Three salivary glands are submaxillary, sublingual, and parotid glands.
What is the function of the liver? The liver is an important warehouse for the body's nutrients.
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