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Alimentary Canal Function

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Alimentary Canal Function 23/07/2008 14:13:00 Region Mouth Esophagus Stomach Small intestine Large intestin Function Grind food moisten food begin starch  digestion Tube that carries food to  stomach -store and grind food -very little digestion  and absorption Digestion and absorption -reabsorb water and  materials -store feces structure teeth salivary glands Starts as skeletal muscle,  becomes smooth muscle -cardiac sphincter(prevents the  reflux of the somach contents -gastric glands -mucosal cells -parietal cells -chief cells duodenum jejunum ileum -ilecocecal valve:  prevents entry into  large intestine -colonic bacteria: 
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