The Digestive System

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The Digestive System

The Digestive System

Head and Neck:- mouth - gingiva(gums) -lips -teeth -tongueparotid gland -parotid duct -sublingual gland -sublingual duct -inferior nasal concha-middle nasal concha -superior nasal concha-palatine glands -epiglottis Upper GI Tract-liver -sinusoids and bile canaliculi -esophagus -stomach -gallbladder -pancreas -omentum -spleenLower GI Tract-small intestine -duodenum-jujunum -lleum -large intestine -cecum -appendix -ascending colon -transverse colon - descending colon -sigmoid colon - rectum -anus

Function:The function of the digestive system is digestion and absorption. Digestion is the breakdown of food into small molecules, which are then absorbed into the body. The digestive system is divided into two major parts: The digestive tract (alimentary canal) is a continuous tube with two openings: the mouth and the anus.

Parts of the Digestive System

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Consult a doctor for medical advice.Also called: IBS, Spastic Colon- An inferral disorder causing pain in the belly, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.-Very common: More than 3M US cases per year- Is medically manageable; treatment can help-requires a medical diagnosis; rarely requires lab tests or imaging-chronic; can last for yearsThe cause of IBS isnt known. Triggers vary from foods to medications or stress. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle, and stresss. Others will need medications and counseling. The ages that are most commonly affected are 6-60+ years old. It is not as common to be found in 0-5 year olds. PAIN: in the abdomen, can be recurrent in the abdomen or intermittentt sudden in the abdomienGASTROINTESTINAL: Change in bowel habbits, inability to empty bowels, diarrhea, urgent need to defectate, bloating, indigestion, belching, heartburn, acid reflux, or constipation.ABDOMINAL: discomfort or crampingPHYSCHOLOGICAL: anxiety or depressionWHOLE BODY: nausea or loss of appetiteALSO COMMON: discomfort

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


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