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Is composed of the alimentary tract and accessory organs.

Digestive system

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Large hollow organ, main organ of digestive system.

Stomach

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Flat, solid organ. Secrets juices that aid in digestion of fats, startches, proteins.

Pancreas

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Located in the pancreas, produce insulin that regulates sugar in blood stream.

Islets of Langerhans

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Largest solid organ in abdomen, lies beneath diaphragm RUQ. Produces bile, and aids in immune function, blood clotting, production of plasma

Liver

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Solid organ located in LUQ. Filters bood

Spleen

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Hollow pouch acts as reservoir for bile.

Gallbladder

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Made up of duodenum jejunum and ileum. Nutrients received through walls and distributed through blood stream

Small intestine

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Parts of food that cannot be absorbed through body go through

Large Intestine COLON

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The mechanical process of swallowing, chewing (rhythmic movement of matter through digestive tract)

Peristalis