Intro. To Health Science -- Year Review -- Digestive

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Intro. To Health Science -- Year Review -- Digestive
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Digestive System
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  1. Ingestion?
    To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption
  2. Digestion?
    the act or process in living organisms of breaking down ingested food material into easily absorbed and assimilated substances by the action of enzymes and other agents
  3. Absorption?
    normal assimilation by the tissues of the products of digestion
  4. Excretion?
    The act or process of discharging waste matter from the blood, tissues, or organs
  5. Maceration?
    To make soft
  6. Pharynx?
    The section of the alimentary canal that extends from the mouth and nasal cavities to the larynx, where it becomes continuous with the esophagus
  7. Esophagus?
    The muscular membranous tube for the passage of food from the pharynx to the stomach
  8. Duodenum?
    The beginning portion of the small intestine
  9. Jejunum?
    The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
  10. Ileum?
    The terminal portion of the small intestine extending from the jejunum

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