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The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long tube from the mouth to the anus. The main function of the digestive system is to break down the food we eat into smaller parts so the body can use them for energy and cell nourishment. DIGESTIVE Main organs The digestive tract is also known as the alimentary canal and consists of what is known as an upper gastrointestinal tract and a lower GI. The upper is composed of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, and the stomach while the lower is made up of the bowels, the small and large intestines and the anus rectum large intestine small intestine. These are the main organs of the digestive system. Function of the organs Mouth: The mouth is the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva. pharynx: The human pharynx (plural: pharynges) is the part of the throat situated immediately posterior to (behind) the mouth . Esophagus : The esophagus is the tube that carries food, liquids and saliva from your mouth to the stomach. Small intestine: The small intestine finishes the process of digestion, absorbs the nutrients, and passes the residue on to the large intestine. Function organs Large intestine : The large intestine (or large bowel) is the part of the digestive system where waste products from the food you eat are collected and processed into feces. Anus : The anus is an opening at the opposite end of an animal's digestive tract from the mouth. Rectum : The rectum is the final straight portion of the large intestine in some mammals. Homeostasis Homeostasis : The ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes. How the body system helps to maintain homeostasis ? All of the body's systems work together to maintain balance in the body, ... Digestive Disease Etiology.—The causes that give rise to stomatitis are generally local, though it may rise from gastric or intestinal derangements, chemical and mechanical irritants being the most common, such as sharp edges of broken or carious teeth; very hot drinks, such as tea and coffee. Digestive disease Diagnosis.—The diagnosis is easily made. The red, inflamed character of the mucous membrane; the tenderness, the burning sensation, dry mouth, followed by hyper secretion of mucus, are symptoms which can not be mistaken for those of any other trouble. Picture of digestive system Diseases. Pictures of digestive system Sources of digestive system Project Google www. Cooper health.com www. Right health.com Wikipedia.org Kids health.org
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