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3 System structure The system structure of the digestive system consist of many organs working together to carry out specific functions. The esophagus, small intestine, large intestine, teeth and mouth, stomach, liver, gall bladder, and the pancreas are some organs that are included in the system structure of the digestive system.

4 Esophagus The esophagus is the muscular tube dorsal to the trachea. This tube carries the bolus (after the food is chewed and mixed with saliva it becomes bolus) to the stomach.

5 Small intestine

6 Large intestine The large intestine functions the absorption of water and any remaining nutrients storage of indigestible materials before they are eliminated.

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8 Stomach The stomach is an enlarged part of the alimentary canal. It receives the food from the esophagus.

9 Liver and gallbladder The liver stores sugar in the form of glycogen. The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile.

10 The pancreas produces juices that contain enzymes to digest food.

11 RELATED HEALTH CAREERS Digestive System

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13 Leonard Michael M. MD 404 Lindberg Ave. McAllen, TX 78501 (956)340-4352 Jose Rodriguez, MD 801 E. Nolana Ave. McAllen,TX 78504 (956)632-4000

14 Rafael Amaro MD 5423 S McColl Rd Edinburg, TX 78539 (956)682-4800

15 Pena Francisco 801 E Nolana Ave #15,McAllen, TX 78504 (956)661-8989

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17 Diseases Some of the many diseases: Appendicitis- The inflammation of the appendix. Cirrhosis- Chronic destruction of the liver cells. Pancreatitis- Inflammation of pancreas.


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