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Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology 15th Edition

Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology (15th Edition)

Book Edition15th Edition
Author(s)Butler, Shier
PublisherMcGraw-Hill, Inc.
Section 17.1: General Characteristics of the Digestive System
Section 17.3: Salivary Glands
Section 17.4: Pharynx and Esophagus
Section 17.6: Pancreas
Section 17.10: Life-Span Changes

Chapter 17, Section 17.1, Practice, Exercise 1

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The body is composed of molecules that are acquired from food.


The digestive system is composed of the alimentary canal, a tubular series of connected organs, and accessory organs. Each organ contributes to either mechanical or chemical digestion, or absorption of nutrients.

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The digestive system breaks down food physically and chemically, to provide the building blocks for maintenance, growth, and repair of the body.

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