• digestive system consists of organs that break down food and absorb nutrients.
  • Organs of the digestive system are shown in Figure below.
  • Most of the organs make up the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Other organs involved in digestion include the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas.
  • Digestion is the process of breaking down food into components the body can absorb.
  • Absorption of nutrients occurs mainly in the small intestine.
  • Any remaining matter from food that cannot be digested and absorbed passes into the large intestine as waste.
  • The waste later passes out of the body through the anus in theprocess of elimination.
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