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Transcript of gastrointestinal
muscular tube of approximately
in legth and 2 cm in diameter.
The oesophagus fuctions
primaryly as a trasport
medium between compartments. Oesophagus Is a shaped expanded bag, located just left of the midline between the oesephagus and small intestine. This is where most gastric glands are located and where most mixing of the food occurs. Gastric contents are expelled into the proximal duocenum via the pyloric sphincter. Stomach 1- the short-tem storage of ingested food.
2- Mechanical breakdown of food by churning and mixing motions.
3- Chemical digestion of proteins by acids and enzymes.
4- Stomach acid kills bugs and germs.
5- Some absorption of substances such as alcohol. The stomach can hold up to 1.5 litles of material. The functions of the stomach include: The small intestine is composed of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
It averages approximately 6m in length,
extending from the pyloric sphincter of the stomach
to the ileo-caecal valve separating the ileum from the caecum. Small Intestine Large Intestine The large intestine is horse-shoe shaped and extends around the small intestine like a frame. It consists of the appendix, caecum, ascending, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon, and the rectum. It has a length of approximately 1.5m and a width of 7.5cm. The liver is a large,
reddish-brown organ situated in the right upper
quadrant of the abdomen Liver Technical English Class TEAM
Zulema Alvarez G. The gallbladder is a hollow,
pear shaped organ that sits in a depression
on the posterior
surface of the liver's right lobe. Gall Bladder The main functions of the gall bladder
and concentration of bile bile Bile is a thick fluid that contains enzymes
to help dissolve fat in the intestines All nutrients absorbed by the intestines
pass through the
liver and are processed before traveling
to the rest of the body. In the case of gastrointestinal disease or disorders, these functions
of the gastrointestinal tract are not achieved successfully. Wash hands with soap and water before eating and after
using the bathroom,
this will prevent the transfer of bacteria,
parasites and viruses. Thanks!!