digestive system

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function of the digestive system

  • the function of the digestive system is to absorb and digest
  • digestion is the breakdown of food

how does the digestive system work with other systems

it works with the circulatory system by getting absorbed nutrients distributed through the body

organs of the digestive system

  • mouth- to chew up the food to make smaller pieces easier to digest
  • esophagus- to deliver the food to the stomach
  • stomach- to hold the food while it is being dissolved with stomach acid
  • small intestine- to break down food
  • colon- to connect the cecum and sigmoid colon

Medical advances

A medical advance while looking at the digestive system is the endoscope this tool is used for biopsies, it helps with these procedures.

"A Look At Advances in Digestive Health Technology - EMR Daily News." EMR Daily News. N.p., 14 Mar. 2012. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

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