The Digestive Syst10

The Digestive Syst10 - The Digestive System Overview of...

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The Digestive System Overview of Digestive System : - alimentary canal (gastrointestinal (GI) tract) : continuous muscular digestive tube that is open to the outside environment at both ends o digests (breaks down) food & absorbs digested fragments into blood o organs: mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (leads to terminal opening or anus) - accessory digestive organs : teeth, tongue, gall bladder o produce secretions that help in breakdown of food - Digestive Processes : o Ingestion : taking food into digestive tract o Propulsion : moves food along alimentary canal swallowing peristalsis (esophagus, stomach) walls o mechanical digestion : physically prepares food for enzymatic (chemical) digestion segmentation (rhythmic local constrictions of small intestine
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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