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Nutrition Health and Wellness
Beverly Blackwood
May 8, 2015

The Digestive System
Parotid salivary gland
Gall bladder
Transverse colon
Descending colon
Small intestine
Ascending colon
Anal canal
Location of the parts of digestive system
Parotid salivary gland: There are two parotid glands, one on each side of the face. They are located in front of the ears and extend to the lower borders of the jawbones.
Pharynx: The tube begins at the base of the skull and ends inferior to the cricoid cartilage.
Esophagus: Is a muscular tube that runs behind the windpipe (trachea) and heart, and in front of the spine, which connects the throat with the stomach.

Liver: Located in the upper-right portion of the abdominal cavity under the diaphragm.
Stomach: The stomach is located in the upper-left area of the abdomen below the liver and next to the spleen.
Gall bladder: located under the liver and on the right side of the abdomen.
Pancreas: about 6 inches long and sits across the back of the abdomen and, behind the stomach.
Transverse colon: crosses the abdomen from the ascending colon at the hepatic or right colic flexure with a downward convexity to the descending colon.
Descending colon: is located on the left side of the large intestine, extending from the bend below the spleen to the sigmoid colon.
Small intestine: Is continuous tubing running from the stomach to the anus.
Ascending colon: carries feces from the cecum superiorly along the right side of our abdominal cavity to the transverse colon.
Appendix: The location of the appendix is close to the connection of the large intestine and the small intestine.
Rectum: The rectum is the concluding part of the large intestine that terminates in the anus.
Anal canal: The anal canal is the most terminal part of the lower GI...

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