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Anatomy & Physiology of the Digestive System-powerpoint

Anatomy & Physiology of the Digestive System-powerpoint

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ANATOMY &ANATOMY &PHYSIOLOGY OF THEPHYSIOLOGY OF THEDIGESTIVE SYSTEMDIGESTIVE SYSTEM
 
The organs of the digestive system can beThe organs of the digestive system can beseparated into two main groups: thoseseparated into two main groups: thoseforming the alimentary canal and theforming the alimentary canal and theaccessory digestive organs.accessory digestive organs.
THE ALIMENTARY CANALTHE ALIMENTARY CANAL
The alimentary canal also called theThe alimentary canal also called theGastrointestinal Tract performs theGastrointestinal Tract performs thedigestive functions that are to ingest,digestive functions that are to ingest,digests, absorbs, and defecates. Thedigests, absorbs, and defecates. Theorgans of the alimentary canal areorgans of the alimentary canal aredescribed as follows:described as follows:
 
MOUTHMOUTH
The mouth, buccal cavity, or oral cavityThe mouth, buccal cavity, or oral cavityis the first portion of theis the first portion of thealimentary canalalimentary canal that receives food and begins digestionthat receives food and begins digestionby mechanically breaking up the solidby mechanically breaking up the solidfood particles into smaller pieces andfood particles into smaller pieces andmixing them withmixing them withsalivasaliva. The. Theoral mucosaoral mucosais theis themucous membranemucous membrane epithelium lining the inside of the mouth.epithelium lining the inside of the mouth.

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