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The Digestive System


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Comparative Anatomy with other Animals

Take a look at the similarities of the digestive plans of a rabbit and a human. Write down atleast 10 homologous structure within the two systems.

Notice the similarities of the digestive plan of the human (directly below) and the rabbit's digestive plan (below human).
There is one entrance hole, then it travels through the esophagus, then the stomach. After this, it passes through the stomach it travels through the small intestine, through the large intestine out through the exit(anus).
They both also contain salivary glands, a liver, a pancreas, caecum, and a rectum.

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Many mammals have very similar digestive plans

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Look at the Comparitive Anatomy of the Cat

The Most Comprehensible Digestive Site on Earth