A. Digestive system

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The digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food. In order to use the food we eat, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that it can process; it also has to excrete waste.

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A. Digestive system1. What is a digestive system?The digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food. In order to use the food we eat, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that it can process; it also has to excrete waste.2. Give & lable the parts of the digestive system and state the fuctions of each part.abdomen- the part of the body that contains the digestive organs. In human beings, this is between the diaphragm and the pelvisalimentary canal- the passage through which food passes, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, and anus.anus- the opening at the end of the digestive system from which feces (waste) exits the body.appendix- a small sac located on the cecum.ascending colon- the part of the large intestine that run upwards; it is located after the cecum.bile- a digestive chemical that is produced in the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and secreted into the small intestine.cecum- the first part of the large intestine; the appendix is connected to the cecum.chyme- food in the stomach that is partly digested and mixed with stomach acids. Chyme goes on to the small intestine for further digestion.descending colon- the part of the large intestine that run downwards after the transverse colon and before the sigmoid colon.digestive system- (also called the gastrointestinal tract or GI tract) the system of the body that processes food and gets rid of waste.duodenum- t

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