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THe digestive system is responsible for many body processes. Its functions begin when food is taken into the mouth, or __.
The process called __ occurs as food is broken down both chemically adn mecahnically.
For the broken-down foods to be made available to the body cells, they must be absorbed through the digestive system walls into the __.
Undigestible food remains are removed, or __, from the body in __.
The organs forming a continuous tube from the mouth to the anus are collectively called the __.
Organs located outside the digestive tract proper, which secrete their products into the digestive tract, are referred to as __ digestive system organs.
transport of nutrients from lumen to blood
elimination of feces
Segmentation and peristalsis
the secretory and absorptive layer
layer composed of at least two muscle layers
Connective tissue layer, containing blood, lymph vessels, and nerves
Outermost layer of the wall; visceral peritoneum