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Ch 8 Gastroenterolog

Anatomy and Physiology

alternate name for the gastrointestinal system alimentary canal
alternate name for the gastrointestinal system. it is also known as the "digestive tract" digestive ssystem
body system that includes the salivary glands, oral cavity (teeth,gums,palate,tongue),pharynx, esophagus, small/large intestines, and accessory organs (liver,gallbladder,pancreas) gastrointestinal system
its function is to digest food, absorb nutrients into the blood, and remove waste (undigested material) from the body. it is also known as the gastrointestinal tract, digestive tract or system, and alimentary canal gastrointestinal system
aliment/o- food; nourishment
digest/o- break down food; digest
gastr/o- stomach
intestin/o- intestine
Created by: ricrom81