The digestive system

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The digestive system

  1. 1. The Digestive System<br />By: Jasmin Lacap 8-73<br />
  2. 2. The Digestive System<br />Process that allows food and drinks to break down <br /> into smaller parts.<br />Allows the body to get energy and nutrients.<br />Begins in the mouth by chewing and swallowing food.<br />Process called digestion.<br />
  3. 3. Mouth<br />Digestion starts in the mouth.<br />Makes food softer and easier to eat.<br />
  4. 4. Esophagus<br />Moves food from the back of your throat to your stomach.<br />Has muscles that move food down your throat.<br />
  5. 5. Large Intestine <br />Food that cannot be used in the body gets passed through the large intestine.<br />About 1.5 m long <br />
  6. 6. Small Intestine<br />A long tube that helps extract minerals and vitamins from the food we eat.<br />Small in width but not in length. <br />
  7. 7. Stomach<br />Performs three functions.<br />Stores food, breaks the food down to a liquid.<br />Slowly passes the liquid to small intestine.<br />
  8. 8. Pancreas<br />Required to break down carbohydrates, fats and protein.<br />Located behind the stomach.<br />
  9. 9. Gallbladder<br />Located near the liver<br />Stores Bile, a liquid that is produced by liver.<br />
  10. 10. Bibliography <br />http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/digestive_system.html<br />http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/#why<br />http://ibdcrohns.about.com/cs/otherdiseases/a/dbdigestsystem.htm<br />http://www.buzzle.com/articles/digestive-system-for-kids.html<br />http://www.gesa.org.au/digestive-system/pancreas.cfm<br />http://www.pureliquidgold.com/digestive_system.htm<br />http://health.allrefer.com/health/crohns-disease-digestive-system-organs.html<br />http://healinglightseries.com/tutorialdigestion.html<br />http://uvahealth.com/services/digestive-health-1/conditions-and-treatments/96914<br />http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2009/01/page/2/<br />http://sr049.k12.sd.us/Digestive%20System%202.htm<br />

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