Anus- The end of the digestive system where the waste is released (butt)
Appendix- Sack on the cecum that develops embryologically
colon- Part of the large intestine that is after the
cecum and runs in an upward motion.
Bile- (Not an organ, chemical) produced in the liver, helps the process in digestion
Cecum- Pouch connected to the ascending colon, considered the first part of the large
Chyme-(not an organ, partly digested food in the stomach) The Chyme goes
through small intestine for further digestion
Colon- Part of the large intestine that runs in a
Duodenum- A C-shaped organ that runs from the stomach and runs to the jejunum. It is
the first part of the small intestine.
Epiglottis- A flap behind the tongue so that while eating food, it doesn't fall through
into the wind pipe. It automatically closes when you eat and drink, but opens when you breath.
Esophagus- The Esophagus is a long tube between the mouth and the stomach. This organ
forces food into the stomach from the throat.
Gall Bladder- Small sack-like organ located which stores and releases bille into the small
Ilieum- This is the last part of the small intestine.
Jejunum- A long coiled middle spot of the small intestine.
Liver- A very large organ located all around the stomach. This organ filters various
toxins from the blood and produces bile and blood proteins.
Mouth- An entry part for the digestive system where the food first enters the body.
Breaking down of food starts here.
Pancreas- This organ is an enzyme-producing gland which is located below the stomach.
The enzymes produced in the Pancreas help digestion of carbs, fats, and proteins located in the small intestine.
Peristalsis- This is not an organ but it is the way the muscle moves in the body, forcing
food into the stomach from the throat.
Rectum- This is the lower part of the large intestine where the waste is stored until
it is ready for being excreted.
Glands- This is a gland located in the mouth that
produces saliva. It contains enzymes which break down starch into smaller, more easily manageable molecules.
Colon- Part of the large intestine between the colon
Stomach- A sack-like organ attached to the esophagus. This is where both chemical and
mechanical digestion takes place. Food enters the stomach and is churned with acids and enzymes.
colon- A colon that is part of the large intestine
running across the abdomen.