Digestive System

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Digestive System by Mind Map: Digestive System

1. Mouth

1.1. Digestive structures of the month: salivary glands, teeth, tongue, hard and soft palate,uvula

2. Stomach

2.1. Muscular sac with thick walls

3. Small intestine

3.1. Is the location of most digestion and nutrient absorption.

4. Pancreas

4.1. Is a long, thin gland, just behind the stomach

5. Liver

5.1. Is the largest internal organ. It has 2 major lobes: left and right

6. Gall bladder

6.1. Small, green sac attached to the liver by the bile duct.

7. Esophagus

8. Epiglottis

8.1. Is a thin flap of skin that closes over the larynx when you swallow. This causes food to travel to your esophagus instead of into your respiratory system.

9. Large Intestine

9.1. Absorption of water back into the body. Removal of waste (feces)through the rectum and anus

10. Rectum and anus

10.1. Collects and stores undigested waste and bacteria