The Gross Structure of the Digestive System

This is a mind map showing the organs involved in digestion, their features and functions. 

Key:

Pink = Organ

Orange = Feature

Blue = Function 

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  • Created by: Kayleigh
  • Created on: 01-12-12 13:14
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  • The Gross Structure of the Digestive System
    • Salivary Glands
      • Secretes saliva
        • Keeps food moist
        • Breaks food down
    • Oesophagus
      • Peristalsis
        • Transports food to stomach
    • Stomach
      • Muscular contractions
        • Further break down food
      • Secretion of acid
        • Break down microorganisms
      • Folds
        • Allows for expansion
      • Enzymes
        • Breaks food down
    • Pancreas
      • Manufactures enzymes
        • Breaks down fat
      • Different cells for different enzymes
        • Breaks down leftover molecules
    • Small intestine
      • Large surface area
        • Sufficient absorption
    • Large intestine
      • Colon
        • Absorbs vitamins created by bacteria
    • Rectum
      • Storage
        • Store feces until defication

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laura calvert

This looks really good and useful, im resitting my biology unit 1 exam next week! thankyou :)

Nellsprout

Having to do an assignment on the alimentary canal, great starting point :)

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