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The Digestive System
By: Paige Redmond
Dierra Mollison
Structures of the Digestive System
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Mouth- where the break down of food begins
Pharynx-passageway for food
Esophagus-tube going from pharynx to stomach
Stomach-where acids and enzymes continue to break down
food
Small intestine-uses enzymes and bile to break down food
and absorb nutrients
Large intestine-moves waste to rectum
Liver- makes chemicals for the body and processes the
nutrients from the small intestine
Gallbladder- creates and secretes bile for the small
intestine
Pancreas- secretes enzymes for the small intestine
Rectum- store waste until it is removed
Functions
• Break down foods
• Absorbs water, vitamins and nutrients
The Digestive System
Diseases of the Digestive System
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Crohn's Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Hemorrhoids (piles)
Indigestion
Diarrhea
Constipation
Sources
• http://www.herb-health-guide.com/digestivesystem.html
• http://www.cchs.net/health/healthinfo/docs/1600/1699.asp?index=7041
• http://www.rockhill.k12.sc.us/schools/middle/slms/Digestive_AH4
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