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    The human body is composed of a number of organ systems is comprised of a number component organs that work together to accomplish certain tasks.

    Here are three important human organ system: Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine.

    Imagine that you have been asked to provide an explanation about the structure and function of the digestive system to a specific segment of the general public, perhaps a group of senior citizens, pregnant women, or student athletes, who want to learn more about normal functions of the human body as well as health concerns.

    You will be providing seniors with an informative handout. In this handout you will cover the following topic:

    1. Describe the general function of the digestive system and explain how the organ system contributes to physiological homeostasis of the human organism?
    2. Explain how the organ system interacts with other organ systems in the human body.
    3. List the organs in this system and state the function of each organ listed.
    4. Select one representative organ in the digestive system. Describe its structure and explain how the structure relates to the specific function of the organ. When describing the structure, include details about the types of cells in the organ as well as the types of tissues.
    5. Select one specific disease associated with this organ system and explain how it affects the system and human health.

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    Q1. Describe the general function of the digestive system and explain how the organ system contributes to physiological homeostasis of the human organism?

    Ans: The structure of digestive system is unique to perform specialised function of converting food into energy and removal of waste. This organ system plays an important role in physiological hemostasis. This is a phenomenon which in common man's language is called physical equilibrium. The internal environment of our bodies must have some conditions which regulate our healthy living. It is actually a corrective mechanism. An example is required to explain this phenomenon which is given below:
    a. The concentration of glucose drops in a human being.
    b. The person requires glucose to keep up the demand for ATP.
    c. It is detected with receptors.
    d. Receptors release the hormones and start the feedback ...

    Solution Summary

    The structure and function of various organs of digestive system are explained in very simple layman's language in the form of five answers. A step by step solution of these questions is attempted as clearly as possible. Interaction of one organ system with other organs and the common disease DIABETES associated with this system are dicussed briefly.