The process of digestion begins here. Food is broken down into smaller pieces by chewing (mechanical) and saliva (chemical).
Bag-like organ that continues the process of mechanical digestion. Secretes gastric juices that perform some chemical digestion.
Organ where most chemical digestion takes place. Nutrients from food are also absorbed through this organ. Approximately 22 feet long.
Organ where water is absorbed from food and taken into the bloodstream. Prepares the remaining undigested food material for elimination from the body.
Short tube that stores solid waste until it is eliminated from the body through the anus.
Ancillary organ of the digestive system that produces bile. Bile is used by the body to break down fat particles.
Ancillary organ of the digestive system. Produces digestive juices that help further break down food small intestine.
Ancillary organ of the digestive system that stores bile produced by the liver.