Anatomy and Physiology of Digestive System

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Which organs are considered as accessory digestive organs and what is their primary function?

Teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, pancreas. Their primary function includes physical breakdown of food, chewing and swallowing, and production or storage of secretions aiding in the chemical breakdown of food.

What are the six basic processes performed by the digestive system?

Ingestion, Secretion, Motility, Digestion, Absorption, Elimination

What is the difference between mechanical and chemical digestion?

Mechanical digestion involves physical breakdown of food through cutting, grinding, and churning, while chemical digestion involves the breakdown of large molecules in food into smaller molecules by hydrolysis using digestive enzymes.

Test your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system with this quiz. Explore the process of breaking down food into nutrients that can be used by the body, and understand the importance of digestion for providing energy and building body tissues.

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