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Digestive System Structures 2.07 Digestive system  AKA: Alimentary Canal Digestive Tract Gastrointestinal Tract  Upper GI  Lower GI  Approximately.

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1 Digestive System Structures 2.07 Digestive system  AKA: Alimentary Canal Digestive Tract Gastrointestinal Tract  Upper GI  Lower GI  Approximately 30’ in length from mouth to anus 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system1

2 Physical breakdown of food. Chemical digestion of food into the end products of fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Absorb nutrients into blood capillaries of the small intestines. Eliminate waste products of digestion.

3 Definitions Digestion- the process of changing complex solid foods into simpler soluble forms which can be absorbed by body cells Enzymes- chemical substances that promote chemical reactions in living things

4 Digestion Terminology Bolus: soft, pliable ball created from chewing and addition of saliva- slides down esophagus. Peristalsis: wavelike motions, moves food along esophagus, stomach and intestines.

5 Definitions Feces: undigested semi-solid consisting of bacteria, waste products, mucous and Cellulose Defecation: large intestine fills, defecation reflex triggered- colon and rectal muscles contract while internal sphincter relaxes external anal sphincter under conscious control

6 Primary structures  Mouth  Esophagus  Stomach  Small intestines  Large intestines Accessory structures  Tongue  Teeth  Salivary glands  Pancreas  Liver  Gall bladder 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system6 Digestive System Structures

7 In the mouth… Saliva softens food to make it easier to swallow Ptyalin in saliva converts starches into simple sugar Under nervous control- just thinking of food can cause your mouth to water.

8 Food enters digestive system through mouth (buccal cavity) covered with mucous membrane Roof of mouth is HARD PALATE (bone) and soft palate UVULA- flap that hangs off soft palate-prevents food from going up the nose when you swallow.

9 Buccal cavity  Tongue  Teeth  Salivary Glands  Palate  Uvula 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system9

10 Tongue Attached to floor of mouth Helps in chewing and swallowing Made of skeletal muscle attached to four bones Papillae (taste buds) on the surface

11  Taste buds on the surface Sweet Sour Bitter Salty 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system11 Tongue

12 Three pairs of glands  Parotid gland  Submandibular gland  Sublingual gland PAROTID – largest salivary glands, become inflamed during mumps Secrete saliva

13 Gingiva – gums, support and protect teeth Mastication – chewing, teeth helps in mechanical digestion Deciduous teeth- baby teeth (#20) Adult mouth has 32 teeth (Permanent).

14 Palate  Hard  Soft Uvula  Flap of skin hanging in the back of the throat 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system14

15 Pharynx (throat)  Nasopharynx  Oropharynx  Hypopharynx 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system15

16 Esophagus Muscular tube 10” long Connects pharynx and stomach Esophageal wall layers Mucosa Submucosa Muscular External serous

17 In the Stomach… Gastric (digestive) juices are released Stomach walls churn and mix (This mixture is chyme) Small amount of chyme enters duodenum at a time controlled by pyloric sphincter Takes 2-4 hours for stomach to empty. When will Meagan’s stomach be empty if she last ate at 9a.m.?

18 Upper left quadrant of the of the abdominal cavity Fundus Body Pylorus Stomach has muscular coat that allows it to contract (peristalsis) and push food into the small intestine

19 Stomach CARDIAC SPHINCTER- circular layer of muscle, controls passage of food into stomach PYLORIC SPHINCTER- valve, regulates the entrance of food into duodenum RUGAE- mucous coat lining of stomach in folds when the stomach is empty 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system19

20 Small Intestines Where digestion is completed and absorption occurs Addition of enzymes from the pancreas and bile from liver/gallbladder

21 DUODENUM- first segment, curves around pancreas, 12” long JEJUNUM- Second segment, 8 ft. long ILEUM- Third segment, ft long ABSORPTION- in small intestine, digested food passes into bloodstream and on to body cells, indigestible passes on to large intestine

22 Acessory organs Pancreas  Secretes digestive enzymes  Located behind stomach Liver  Next slide Gall Bladder  Stores and concentrates bile until needed by body 2.07 Remember the structures of the digestive system22

23 Liver Largest organ in the body Located below the diaphragm, upper right quadrant Manufactures bile Connected to gallbladder and small intestine by ducts Functions: produce and store glucose in the form of GYCOGEN- Detoxify alcohol, drugs and other harmful substances Manufacture blood proteins Prepare urea from the breakdown of amino acids Store Vitamins A, D, and B complex

24 Gallbladder Small green muscular sac secretes bile located inferior surface of the liver Stores and concentrates bile until needed by body. When fatty foods digested, bile released by gallbladder.

25 In the Large intestine… Regulation of H 2 O balance by absorbing large quantities back into bloodstream absorbs Vitamin B complex and K Bacterial action on digested food- decomposed products excreted through colon-bacteria form moderate amounts of B complex and Vitamin K Gas formation 1-3 pints/day, pass it through the rectum (flatulence) 14 times a day, bacteria produce gas

26 Large Intestine Chyme - semi-liquid food Approx 2” in diameter 5’ Long AKA: colon Cecum-lower right portion of large intestine Appendix: blind sac attached to the cecum, no known function, finger like projection Rectum- last portion of large intestine Anus- external opening

27 Sigmoid colon S shaped part of colon, which extends 7 to 8 inches as the rectum

28 Structures of the digestive system 28


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