Digestive System

The Basic Facts: What it Does


  • The digestive system is responsible for the breaking down and release of food. There are many parts of the system, all together they help perform their given job.
  • Mouth
  • Salivary Glands
  • Tongue
  • Teeth
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Gall Bladder
  • Large Intestine
  • Small Intestine
  • Rectum
  • Anus

5 Fun Facts

  • Our salivary glands produce around 1.5 litres of saliva each day!
  • Two types of digestion mechanical and chemical mechanical is when you chew, chemical is when enzymes break down food.
  • Once swallowed, bolus (food) travels down through the esophagus to the stomach, taking about 7 seconds to get there.
  • The pancreas secretes enzymes for use by the small intestine.
  • On average, the human adult male's small intestine is 6.9 m (22 ft 6 in) long, and the female's 7.1 m (23 ft 4 in).

Homeostasis Help and How it Works with Others

It keeps homeostasis by interacting with other systems such as the circulatory system. With the circulatory system they work together to get absorbed nutrients to the body.



Stomach Cancer- Stomach Cancer is a malignant tumor in the lining of the stomach. It can cause discomfort in the stomach nausea and heartburn. In extreme cases: vomiting blood, excrement with blood, pain after eating, weakness, and death.