SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 6
The human digestive system is a group of organs designed to take in foods,
initially process foods, digest the foods, and eliminate unused materials of food
items. It is a hollow tubular system from one end of the body to the other end.
Six major organs of the human digestive system are the:
Mouth (oral complex).
Seven important structures associated with the oral cavity are the:
Jaws (maxilla and mandible).
Lips and cheeks.
The anterior teeth, called incisors and canine teeth, serve as choppers. The
The palate serves as the roof of the mouth and the floor of the nasal chamber.
The soft palate serves as a trap door to close off the respiratory passageway
The pharynx is a common passageway for both the respiratory and digestive
The esophagus serves as a passageway for food from the pharynx to the
The stomach is a sac-like enlargement of the digestive tract specialized for the