By Jacob Scandalis
Function of Digestive System
Function of Organs of the Digestive System
Mouth: Chew up and swallow food.
Esophagus: Brings food from the throat to the stomach.
Stomach: Chemically and Mechanically digest food.
Small intestine: Absorb Nutrients and help digest food.
Large intestine: Absorb water and pass useless waste from the body.
Anus: Releases poop.
Liver: Filters toxins out of blood.
Pancreas: Creates the acid that breaks down food in the small intestine.
Gallbladder: Stores and releases the acid that breaks down food in the small intestine.
2 Major Disorders
The celiac disease occurs when the nody's immune system reacts to gluten. When the small intestine is damaged, it is difficult for the body to absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from food. Signs and Symptons are stomach pains and it affects the health and growth.