Digestive System

Full Body
Full Body


Digestive system: Primary function is to break down food that we eat so the body can access the energy and nutrients stored in food to feed cells.

Large intestine: The large intestine is responsible for absorption of water and excretion of solid waste material

Small intestine: The small intestine is where the most extensive part of digestion occurs. Most nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine

Liver: functions are to produce substances that break down fats, make certain amino acids, filter harmful substances from the blood, such as alcohol, storage of vitamins and minerals and maintain a proper level or glucose in the blood.

The function of the gallbladder is to store bile and concentrate it

Pancreas: The pancreas produces the body's most important enzymes. The enzymes are designed to digest foods and break down starches.

Stomach: The human stomach is a muscular, elastic, pear-shaped bag, lying crosswise in the abdominal cavity beneath the diaphragm. It changes size and shape according to is position of the body and the amount of food inside.

Tongue: The tongue is a muscle in your mouth that helps you to swallow, then peristaltic action propels food, now called a bolus, down the esophagus.

Esophagus: Transports food to the stomach by coordinated contractions of its muscular lining

Mouth: Begins breakdown of food by chemicals and chewing