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what are the four main functions of the digestive system?
1. mechanical processing
2. chemical breakdown
3. absorption
4. storage and movement
mechanical processing
- a function of the digestive system

- grinding, mixing
- physically reducing particle size
chemical breakdown
- a function of the digestive system

- "digestion" in the chemical sense
- breaking big molc. into smaller ones for absorption
absorption
- a function of the digestive system

- moving food molc. from the digestive tract to blood
name the components of the digestive tract in order
oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, sm. intestine, lg. intestine, anus