Digestive system. By: Jamie Casselman. The Digestive System. What is the digestive system? A complex group of organs and glands that process the food we eat. http:// www.caribexams.org /files/files/ digestive_system.gif. What does it do?.
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By: Jamie Casselman
It mechanically and chemically breakdowns food into smaller molecules which can be absorbed into the blood stream
Excretes waste materials your body can’t use
Process of putting food or drink into your mouth
Salivary glands – Excrete enzymes
Pharynx – epiglottis covers trachea when you swallow
Stomach –churns the food and mixes with gastric juice to form chyme
Small intestine –duodenum – breaks down fat with bile from liver – enzymes from pancreas break down chyme
Undigested materials (feces) from the large intestine pass into the rectum and are eliminated through the anus
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