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: