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CheckPoint: Human Digestion Complete the Human Digestion activity located at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/sci241/sci241-digestivetract.html . Describe , in 200- to 300-words, the path food follows through the digestive system and how digestion occurs in each of the following parts of the digestive system. Include descriptions of other organs or components of the digestive system, including: o Large intestine o Mouth o Small intestine o Stomach Post your response as an attachment to the Assignments link . When it comes to your food, Chewing it up, swallowing it, and letting it digest sounds simple, but it is actually a pretty complex process. Your mouth allows you to chew your food up, let it mix with saliva and form bolus. The mouth is the starting point of digestion it is the first step in the process of digesting. Once it enters your
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Unformatted text preview: mouth and you swallow your food it reaches your stomach and it is partially digested there. It mixes with acid and forms what is called chime. The stomach is generally emptied with two to six hours and moved to your small intestine. The small intestine is really where most of the digestion takes place. Mixed with bile from your liver and gallbladder your small intestine then absorbs the majority of nutrients. Whatever is not absorbed then makes its way into the large intestine. Once in the large intestine, some additional absorption occurs and it is then excreted from your body. These four organs dont act alone in the digestion process; so many more are needed to function properly. The esophagus, the pancreas, the gallbladder they all work together with the Intestines, mouth, and stomach to digest your food....
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2010 for the course SCI 241 AAHSM taught by Professor Michelledavis during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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