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Unformatted text preview: . There are several parts of the digestive system. The parts of the digestive system include the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, and the large intestine. Salivary Glands The mouth contains the salivary glands, which is a digestive gland. The salivary glands produce a liquid substance called saliva. The saliva acts as a cleanser to the teeth by dissolving food particles so that they may be eaten. Saliva also contains enzymes and mucus. There are three major pairs of salivary glands. The parotid gland carries its contents and drains the mouth. The submandibular gland empties its contents on the floor of the mouth on both sides. The sublingual gland process several small sublingual ducts that are released onto the floor of the mouth in an area posterior to the submandibular ducts. Esophagus The esophagus is a muscular tube, which carries food and liquids from the throat to the stomach for digestion after it has been chewed. The food then travels downward toward the stomach by strong waves digestion after it has been chewed....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course CJS 101 taught by Professor Babalo during the Spring '11 term at Averett Unversity.
- Spring '11