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Unformatted text preview: the food reaches the stomach, gastric juices mix with the food, which begins the digestion of proteins. The food then passes through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum. From the duodenum the food enters the small intestines. The small intestine is where the final enzymatic breakdown of food molecules happens. The small intestine is where the majority of the nutrient absorption occurs. Once leaving the small intestine, the food travels to the large intestine. The large intestine is where water and electrolytes turn the food into feces. The feces is finally released from the rectum to eliminate wastes from the body. Human Digestion 3 References J. Stein Carter. 1996. Digestive System. _ Retrieved November 27, 2009 http://biology.clc.uc.edu/Courses/Bio105/digestiv.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE MAT 116 taught by Professor Herman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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