Human Digestive System

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Human Digestive System Human Digestive System Ronda L. Brewer SCI/241 April 7, 2011 Jeremy Hawkins
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Human Digestive System The Digestive System and its Functions Review the diagram located on p. 1. In the space provided below, write the name of each organ or part, and explain the function of each one as it relates to digestion and absorption. Explanations must be written as complete sentences. Please make sure that you identify each organ or part below with the corresponding number located in the diagram. DIGESTIVE ANATOMY FUNCTION 1 Mouth The mouth chews food into smaller pieces preparing it for digestion. Once food hits the mouth the brain prepares the body for digestion procedures. It also initiated the swallowing procedures (Wardlaw, Smith (2009). 2 Salivary Gland The salivary gland produces saliva, which is used as a solvent, making the tongue taste food better. The saliva also contains enzymes that assist in the digestion of certain foods (Wardlaw, Smith (2009). 3 Pharynx The pharynx, also known as the throat, is the pathway for foods and liquids from the mouth to the esophagus (Britannica.com, (2010). 4 Esophagus The esophagus alerts the body that food is being consumed. This is where muscles contract and relax to swallow food. 5
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