Digestive Systems And The Digestive System Essay

809 Words Sep 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Have you ever sat and wondered what happens to your food as you are swallowing it? Have you thought about where it goes, or what is going on inside your body as you digest? The term is called digestion. Digestion is the breakdown of food we eat, and turn the food into small, tiny, components that is absorbed through our bloodstream. When digestion your food it goes through two breakdowns; Mechanical, and Chemical digestion. But what happens once the food enters your bloodstream, and breakdown into small molecules? The term is called the digestive system. The digestive system is basically the breakdown of macromolecules broken down into tiny molecules. The organs in your digestive system work together as a community to convert the food we consume into energy, and the basic needs to feed our entire body. Now that we know what the digestive system is, and what the digestive system is. It is time to begin our tour through our body, and see how the digestive system really works. First the digestive system is broken down into eight sections. Those eight sections are the oral cavity/ tongue, the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine, the liver, the pancreas, the gallbladder, the rectum, and lastly the anus. Our first stop is the oral cavity or the mouth. The food is taken into the digestive system by the mouth. The mouth itself contains many organs, such as the teeth, the tongue, and the salivary glands. When food enters the mouth it must first be…

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