Week 2;CheckPoint;Human Digestion

Week 2;CheckPoint;Human Digestion - nutrients from food are...

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Once the food enters the mouth it is moistened from saliva and chewed by the teeth. Once the food leaves the mouth it moves to the pharynx. This is where the food is swallowed. The food then travels to the esophagus. The esophagus is the connection between the pharynx and the stomach. When the food gets to the stomach it is mixed with an acid and turns into chyme. The food is somewhat digested in the stomach and the chyme leaves the stomach within two to six hours depending on the size of the meal that was eaten. The small intestine is where most of the digestion takes place. This is also where most
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Unformatted text preview: nutrients from food are absorbed. Bile from the gallbladder and liver aid in the digestion of fat while the pancreas aids in the digestion process with enzymes and bicarbonate secretions. The materials that are not absorbed in the small intestine move to the large intestine where the colon and the rectum are located. The colon then absorbs some of the water, vitamins, and minerals for the body. The materials that are not absorbed by the large intestine are then moved out of the body through the anus....
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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