Nutrition Digestion and Absorption Flashcards Quizlet

Two types: propulsive and Mixing of Food. Propulsive is the movement of food through the digestive tract through the contractions of involuntary muscles controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Mixing of the Food uses the same muscles and is used to promote digestion and mixing with enzymes which helps facilitate absorption…

Your Digestive System & How it Works NIDDK

The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract—also called the GI tract or digestive tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth,...…