Ch 24: The Digestive System

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn more about the human digestive system, including its various parts and how they work. Each lesson is well-illustrated and includes a helpful self-assessment.

The Digestive System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

It's the digestive system by which human beings and animals take in and process the nutrients necessary for life, excreting what isn't needed. The digestive system is actually made up of multiple organs with very specific qualities engineered to carry out very specific functions. In a broad sense, the digestive system can be divided into three main parts. In this series of video lessons, you'll learn about the primary components of the digestive system, from the mouth to the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, and more. An experienced life science instructor will show you what they do and how they work. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe how the digestive system works overall
  • Identify the main parts of the digestive system
  • Describe the characteristics of the parts of the digestive system
  • Describe how parts of the digestive system work individually

Video Objective
Anatomy and Physiology of the Mouth Identify the parts of the mouth, what they do, and how they work.
Anatomy of the Throat, Esophagus, and Stomach Describe the characteristics of the throat, esophagus, and stomach, and discuss how they function.
Anatomy of the Intestines, Pancreas, Gallbladder, and Anus Discuss the structure and function of the intestines, pancreas, gallbladder, and anus as part of the digestive system.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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