tract (GI tract) and the associated accessory organs. The process of digestion occurs through six steps, namely ingestion, secretion, mixing, digestion, absorption and defecation. (Tortora & Derrickson, 2008). Anatomy of the digestive system The GI tract is also called as the alimentary canal, which is essentially a long winding tube of approximately 30 feet (9 meters). The mouth, esophagus, pharynx, stomach, small and large intestines and the anus, make up the GI tract. The salivary glands, tongue
Anatomy/Physiology The main purposes of the colon are to absorb water and electrolytes to compact the feces for expulsion and expulsion of the feces. The length of the colon is roughly one to one and a half meters and the diameter spans from two to eight centimeters. The colon is made up of seven sections. These sections are the cecum, the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, the rectum and the anal canal. The first section of the colon is the cecum
In anatomy, sphincter is the name given to an annular muscle located in the orifice of a body cavity, and whose function is to open and close, preventing or allowing the passage of a substances (such as secretion) outside or into the cavity. This way, the sphincter may close to retain substances within the body or a specific body organ, or may open allowing these substances to pass from one organ to another, or to be expelled from the body. According to several specialized publications, there are
Know Your Body - Digestive System Introduction Digestive system in Ayurveda is referred to as Pachan Tantra. From anatomy point of view, it is defined as the gastro-intestinal system. The digestive system mainly consists of the digestive-tract and of accessory organs, playing role in the process of digestion. Digestion initiates in the buccal-cavity and is a continuous affair in the intestine. Every component of the digestive system has significant role to offer in the process of the digestion.
it making it very sensitive. The final external structure is Bartholin’s gland. This gland is next to the opening of the vagina; it makes mucus that is uses as a lubricant. Then there are the internal organs. First is the vagina itself, which is a canal that is used to birth children and receive the penis during intercourse. Then there is the uterus which is an organ that babies are conceived and gestate in. the uterus is also known as the womb. In-between the uterus and vagina is the cervix which
Physiology This essay will aim to give a general insight into the anatomical and physiological structures within the human body. The essay will also explain the structure and functional systems in the body with a full understanding of how they connect and work together simultaneously in order to create a homeostatic balance within the body. Every organ in the body plays a vital role to maintain equilibrium within the body. Physiology is the natural study that relates to the parts and functions
It has been very important as a work animal and as a psychological support for humans. The habitat of the dog is where it’s owner lives. Different dogs have different adaptations to their ancestral habitat but nowadays, this is not applicable. ANATOMY SKELETON The skeleton of the dog is the articulated structure, moved by the muscles, that holds the dog’s body and protects some organs and the nervous system. It also functions as mineral and blood deposit of the body. The skeleton of a dog is