Digestive System

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The digestive system contains the mouth,salivary glands,esophagus,liver,gallbladder,pancreas, stomach ,and large and small intestine.The digestive system produces nutrients to the blood stream and waste to the excretory system.

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Did you know that the mouth is the start of digestion? The mouth has little receptors on your tongue. A woman smiles about 62 times a day. If you breath in smoke it can affect the salivary glands or esophagus .Then it can go to the lungs and go to the blood to the cells then to the heart then most of the cells my die because they don't get a lot of oxygen.

salivary glands

The salivary glands produces 3 pints of saliva a day. The salivary glands produce saliva .Soon as a starch food enters the mouth saliva starts to break it down .The salivary glands a located behind the mouth and below the mouth.


Did you know that the esophagus in a adult is bigger than one in a child.The esophagus has some diseases here is one example is gastroesophageal reflex disease causes the esophagus to burn.The esophagus is located in the middle of the the rib cage.


The liver is the largest organ and can do 500 different functions. It fights of infections and stores sugar, vitamins, and minerals. It can effect almost every part of your body is affected when damaged or beginning to fail. The liver can have hepatitis b and c and can have cancer for some disease and illness. An effect of the environmental factors is it can have too much iron.


The gallbladder stores bile. After meals the gallbladder is empty and flat. When it is removed you can have a small risk of diarrhea. Diseases and illnesses of the gallbladder are gall stones. An environmental factor of it is drugs.


The pancreas can create bile. It is also hard to study since the stomach is in front of it. It can get gallstones and infections for diseases and illnesses. It is connected to the gallbladder. The pancreas creates bile for the gallbladder to hold and release to the stomach. An effect of the environmental factors is smoking. A fun fact for the pancreas is that our pancreas has a sweet tooth.

small intestine

The small intestine absorbs nutrients and minerals.A disease of the small intestine is Adenoma.

large intestine

The large intestine absorbs water from remaining indigestible food.A problem of the large intestine irritable bowl syndrome.


 The stomach churns food and adds gastric juice which breaks down protiens.A problem in the stomach is Gastric Carcinoma.It is a cancer.