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Flashcards in The Digestive System Deck (10)
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1

Liver

Secretion of bile, storage of nutrients.

2

Gallbladder

Storage and concentration of bile.

3

Pancreas

*exocrine cells secrete buffers and digestive enzymes.
*endocrine cells secrete hormones.

4

Large Intestine

Dehydration and compaction of indigestible materials in preparation for elimination.

5

Salivary Glands

Secretion of lubricating fluid (saliva) containing enzymes that break down carbohydrates.

6

Pharynx

Muscular propulsion of materials into the oesophagus.

7

Oesophagus

Transport of materials to the stomach.

8

Stomach

Chemical breakdown of materials by acid and enzymes; mechanical processing through muscular contractions.

9

Oral Cavity, Teeth, Tongue

Mechanical processing, moistening, mixing with salivary secretions.

10

Small Intestine

Enzymatic digestion and absorption of water, organic substances, vitamins and ions.