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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Digestive System The function:The function of the digestive system is digestion and absorption. Digestion is the breakdown of food into small molecules, which are then absorbed into the body. The digestive system is divided into two major parts: The digestive tract (alimentary canal) is a continuous tube with two openings: the mouth and the anus. Processes in the Digestive System: Ingestion: Food or water taken into body through mouth Digestion: The breaking down of large food pieces into small particles, to be absorbed and pass though cell membrane.Absorption: Digested particles move into cells of digestive tract. Move to blood stream. Health problems:Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps. Treatment includes a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. Mouth and Esophagus: Digestion starts in the mouth as food is chewed and mixed with saliva . It the travels down it the travels down the esophagus when you swallow Stomach:Chewed food enters stomach and is further digested. Contains enzymes to help digest food. Stomach contracts to break food down into liquid Small Intestine: Most of digestion takes place in small intestine. Absorption of food particles take place here. Large Intestine:Water absorbed here Rectum and Anus:Faeces passed into rectum and then out the anus
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