The digestive system also known as the alimentary canal or gut is a long tube running from the mouth to the anus, with associated organs together with a number of associated glands that help in digestion. The human digestive system is well adapted for digestion and absorption.

Digestion is the process by which insoluble, in diffusible form of food is converted into soluble,diffusible form form so that the food can be absorbed into the blood

There are five processes in digestion

  1. Ingestion
  2. Digestion
    • Mechanical digestion
    • Chemical digestion
  3. Absorption
  4. Assimilation
  5. Egestion
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