GI Organs.txt

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lenorerox84
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GI Organs.txt
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2012-04-01 22:31:45
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gastrointestinal tract organs
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Descriptions of gastrointestinal tract organs
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  1. only function is propulsion
    esophagus
  2. continuous digestive tube from mouth to anus
    alimentary canal
  3. conducts air and food
    pharynx
  4. primary site of nutrient absorption; is composed of 3 sections
    small intestine
  5. section of small intestine receiving bile, pancreatic secretions, and food from stomach
    duodenum
  6. churns food and begins protein digestion; has regions called cardia, fundus, body, and pylorus
    stomach
  7. has 2 spincter that control elimination of feces from the body
    anus
  8. has regions called cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal
    large intestine
  9. receives secretions from salivary glands; site of mastication
    mouth

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