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Digestive System Acrostic
Transcript of Digestive System Acrostic
D is for duty. Overall, the digestive system's duty is uniquely designed to turn the food you eat into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth and cell repair. Here are some of the organ's jobs.
Mouth/Pharynx: mouth cuts and grinds food and then pushes it to the pharynx
Esophagus: muscles contract to move food from one end to another
Small Intestine(duodenum): allows nutrients and water to pass through the duodenum walls
Small Intestine(jejunum/lieum): villi on the walls help absorb nutrients and water
Large Intestine: water and vitamin K is absorbed and bacteria breaks down fiber and other materials
Stomach: churns to break food down mechanically
Rectum/Anus: rectum stores and compacts waste and then disposes it through the anus
I is for illnesses. Diseases can hurt organs in the digestive system causing it to not work right. Here are a few.
Mouth: leukoplakia, thrush, Crohn's disease, Behçet's syndrome
Esophagus: achalasia, Barrett's Esophagus, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Intestinal: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer
Stomach: gastric cancer, peptic ulcer
Anus: hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures (cracks)
Rectum: hemorrhoids, abscesses, incontinence
G is for gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ. The gallbladder stores a chemical called bile produced by the liver. It's used to break down large fat globules
E is for enzymes produced by the pancreas. These enzymes break down junk such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
S is for small organs in the digestive system. Some are chief cells, parietal cells, gallbladder, pancreas, salivary glands, capillaries, and lymphatic vessels.
T is for tongue is a organ in our mouth used to push the chewed up food back to our pharynx.
I is for a inured body. There are many ways to keep a healthy digestive system.
Mouth: don't smoke, brush your teeth, eat less sugar, drink less soda
Intestines:exercise, eat veggies, cut down on processed and red meat, don't smoke, and don't drink
Esophagus: eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains, drink tea, and avoid soda, spicy food, smoking & drinking
Stomach: avoid smoking & drinking and caffeine drinks
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V is for villi. The villi helps increase the surface area the intestine has for absorption
E is for epiglottis. The epiglottis is a flap of tissue in the pharynx that acts as a switch to route food and air to the larynx.