Digestive System

Ka'Mya Williams

Diagram of the digestive system

The system is like a straight tube that flows through the body.

What is the digestive system?

The digestive system is a straight tube that runs through the body. The tube extends from the mouth through the stomach intestines and into the rectum and anus. The tube is called the gastrointestinal tract or alimentary canal. It breaks down food into molecules for it to be used in the body.


The stomach is an important organ in the digestive system. Longitudinal muscle layer extends the length of the stomach. The circular muscle wraps around the stomach. Pyloric sphincter is a ring of strong muscle. Some tissues are submucosa and serosa.


6 main organs are the esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, liver, appendix, and mouth. The esophagus propels chewed food from the mouth to the stomach. The stomach contains acids corrosive enough to strip paint. The gall bladder stores and concentrates bile. The liver processes and

Digestive System

Stomach Ache and Bug

The diseases of the digestive systems are things such as the stomach bug or stomach ache. The stomach ache is caused by things irritating the stomach and muscles may push the offending the material up through the cardiac sphincter. Some treatments are the medicines that you are prescribed. If you don't take medicine or any medications you could vomit.


The digestive system interacts with other organ systems. Such as the nervous system, skeletal system, and respiratory. The nervous interacts with it because it can influence activity of the system. The skeletal bones are important for mastication. The respiratory shares common anatomical structures.