The function of the digestive system in the human body

The digestive system

Digestive system

The digestive system in the human body .

Everyone eats complex food as the bread , the cheese , the jam and the beans in the breakfast . So , How can the body benefit from this food everyday ? The digestive system is responsible for breaking down this complex food into simple substances .

The digestive system absorbs the digested food , and transfers it to the blood that transports this digested food all over the body to get benefit from it .

The digestion process

The food should be passed by the digestion process which is the process of breaking down the food from a complex form into  the simple substances to let the body get benefit from them .

The digestion process takes place in special organs forming the digestive system , And the main organs of the digestive system lie in a cavity that is called the abdominal cavity .

The structure of the digestive system

The digestive system is made up of the digestive canal and the digestive canal supplementaries  , The digestive canal is made up of a group of organs in the shape of a long pipe with length from 9 to 10 metres , And it starts with the mouth opening and ends with the anus opening .

The digestive system

The function of the digestive system .

The digestive canal consists of the mouth , the pharynx , the esophagus , the stomach , the small intestine , and the large intestine .

The function of the digestive canal is digesting and absorbing the food , The digestive canal supplementaries consists of the liver , the pancreas and the salivary glands .

Digestion in man , Buccal digestion and Gastric digestion ( digestion in stomach )

Small intestine , Absorption of digested food , Metabolism , Large intestine and defecation

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