The digestive system

A mind map of the parts of the digestive system and their meanings and functions.

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  • The Digestive System
    • Anus
      • Job
        • Exit point for waste.
      • What is it?
        • The opening at the end of the digestive system from which faeces (poo) leaves the body.
    • Oesophagus
      • What is it?
        • The long tube between the mouth and the stomach.
      • Job
        • Squeezes food down to the stomach
    • Gall Bladder
      • What is it?
        • A small sac below the liver. It stores and releases bile into the small intestine
      • Job
        • To release bile .
    • Large Intestine
      • What is it?
        • The shorter, wider tube that follows into the small intestine.
      • Job
        • To absorbe the water from the waste.
    • Liver
      • What is it?
        • A large organ which makes bile that neutralises stomach acid.
      • Job
        • To produce bile.
    • Mouth
      • What is it?
        • The first part of the digestive system, where the food enters the body.
      • Job
        • Teeth chew food and the tongue pushes the food back to be swallowed
    • Pancreas
      • What is it?
        • A gland below the stomach that makes lots of chemicals called enzymes that help to break down food.
      • Job
        • to produce enzymes.
    • Rectum
      • What is it?
        • The lower part of the large intestine, where faeces (poo) is stored before it leaves the body
      • Job
        • To store faeces.
    • Small Intestine
      • What is it?
        • The Long, thin winding tube that food goes through before it leaves the stomach.
      • Job
        • To break food down into small molecules and absorb it into the blood.
    • Stomach
      • What is it?
        • A sack-like, muscular organ that is attached to the oesophogus. When food enters the stomach, it is churned with lots of acid.
      • Job
        • to create acid and use enzymes to break down food.

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