The function of the digestive tract and its accessory glands is to break down and absorb food. This then serves to build and protect the body and ensure it functions properly. The enteric nervous system, also known as the ‘abdominal brain’, coordinates all these functions without us even realising it.
Familiarisation with the depiction of the digestive tract and its associated organs
Understanding the role of the digestive tract
Defining the concept of the ‘abdominal brain’.
|The role of the digestive system
|Anatomy of the digestive tract
|The digestive glands
|The abdominal brain