sci week two day 4 - The first process of the digestive...

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The first process of the digestive system starts with the salivary glands. Salivary glands begin the process of the digestion and the sight and smell of what one is about to consume. Once a person puts the food into their mouth it is of course moistened by the saliva (some people call it spit) and it is then chewed with the teeth. The teeth is not the only thing that helps with the chewing process believe it or not. The tongue helps to mix the food and help with the chewing process. After the chewing process the food then becomes a round mass (bolus). After this leaves the mouth it is gone to the pharynx. The pharynx is basically a passage way for food and air to go through. This passageway is what allows the swallowing of food to happen. Once all of this is complete the bolus leaves the pharynx and goes to the esophagus. The esophagus connects to the pharynx and the stomach. Once it has finally made it to the stomach area it then mixes with the stomach acid. The stomach acid turns the bolus into semi-fluid mass of partly
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