Digestive System

It Breaks Down Food

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Levels of Organization in the Stomach

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Homeostasis

The digestive system relies on the balance of pH and helpful bacteria maintain homeostasis. The digestive system helps to maintain homeostasis in the body by digesting the food, and preventing body damage, extracting the nutrients need to maintain a healthy body and maintain homeostasis.
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Interaction

Working together

Working with the Circulatory system

The Digestive system works with the Circulatory system. The Digestive system and Circulatory system work together because the Circulatory system provided the blood needed to run the system and the Digestive system provides the Circulatory system with nutrients needed in the blood.

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Working with the Excretory System

The Digestive system also works with the Excretory system. The Digestive system digest the food and the Excretory system disposes of the waste.

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The Large Intestine

The digestive system and the Excretory system shares the large intestine, it is a long tube that helps depose of waste. On most adult humans the large intestine is about 10 feet when stretched out.

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The Endocrine System

The Endocrine system and the Digestive system work together to maintain a stable blood sugar. When we digest carbohydrates they are transformed into sugars, the pancreas ( endocrine system) will produces a hormone that regulates how fast the sugars will be broken down.
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Diseases

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Intestinal Parasites

A parasite is an organism that lives off of a host and takes nutrients from the host at the host's expense. It will feed off of you until it is removed or it kills you. Tapeworms, pin worms,and roundworms are the most common in the United States. Symptoms include abominable pain, nausea or vomiting, passing a worm in your stool, feeling tired, weight loss, etc. Some causes include international travel, poor sanitation (for both food and water),poor hygiene ,age -- children and the elderly are more likely to get infected, etc. Animals can also get intestinal parasites.
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