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Integumentary and Digestive System

Term Definition
barrier Obstacle
integument another word for derma (true skin)
integumentary system protection against infection, injury and ultraviolet (UV) radiation
integumentary system maintain body temperature through shivering and sweating, remove waste
organs of integumentary system skin, hair, nails, and sweat glands
organs of digestive system mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, small intestine, large intestine, and anus
mouth/jaw break down food mechanically of teeth that can cut, tear and crush.
esophagus ability to carry food to stomach because it is a hollow tube made of muscle that can contract and push food toward stomach
stomach ability to hold larger amounts of food because it is a hollow pouch made of muscle; muscles that can contract and churn food; produces acids and other chemicals
liver ability to aid in digestion because it produces chemicals to break down food and is the largest gland in the body
small intestine do the majority of chemical digestion because it produces chemicals and it is made of muscles that can contract to mix chemicals with food. It has the ability to absorb nutrient molecules
large intestine filled with many blood vessels, has the ability to absorb water and send it back into the circulatory system; muscle that can contract and push waste toward the anus
anus muscular opening that allows wastes to exit the body


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