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FON 241 LL Lab 3 The Digestive System Name: Colin Fleming Questions: 1. Describe the path food follows as it travels through the digestive system. (20 pts.) When food is consumed via the mouth, it travels through the esophagus to the stomach. From there, is enters into the small intestine traveling to the large intestine and ending through the rectum and anus. 2. Summarize the muscular actions that take place along the way. (20 pts.) Peristalsis pushes the contents to the stomach, where the stomach action Stomach  action  involves circular and longitudinal muscles. Segmentation  is contractions by circular muscles that contract and squeeze contents. Sphincter contractions  open and close passageways. This prevents reflux and controls the passage of contents. 3. Name five organs that secrete digestive juices. How do the juices and enzymes facilitate digestion? (20 pts.) Liver Salivary Glands (mouth) Goblet Cells (stomach) Pancreas Gastric Glands The juices and enzymes combine to break down food at different stages along the
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