What is the function of the digestive system?


What is the function of the digestive system?

Gross Anatomy of the Digestive System:

The digestive system (also known as the gastrointestinal tract) is a long, continuous tube comprised of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. The accessory organs of the digestive system are the salivary glands, liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas.

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The functions of the digestive system are:

  1. Ingestion - the intake of nutrients via the mouth,
  2. Digestion - the chemical and mechanical disintegration...

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Physical & Chemical Changes in the Digestive System


Chapter 1 / Lesson 7

Understand chemical digestion and physical digestion. Explore where chemical digestion occurs, and see whether digesting food is a physical or chemical change.

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