HCA 220 Week 4 Assignment - Respiratory,digestive,and Circulatory(Chapter 3-4-5)

HCA 220 Week 4 Assignment - Respiratory,digestive,and Circulatory(Chapter 3-4-5)

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Summarized Processes include Digestion Respiration Circulation
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Digestion Digestion is the process by which food is broken down so it can be used by the body. Digestion begins in the mouth. Your teeth and tongue break down or masticate food and your salivary glands break it down further with liquid enzymes.
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Digestive Process As you swallow the food travels through your esophagus to your stomach. The esophagus is a muscular tube connecting the mouth with the stomach
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Digestive System The walls of the small intestine release enzymes that complete the digestion of all three basic nutrients. Digested food is absorbed into these blood vessels and carried to all body cells.
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Respiration Primary function is to obtain oxygen for use by body's cells & eliminate carbon dioxide that cells produce Includes respiratory airways leading into (& out of) lungs plus the lungs themselves
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The Mechanics of Breathing Respiration’s four stages:
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course HEALTHCARE hca220 taught by Professor Klump during the Spring '11 term at Waubonsee.

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HCA 220 Week 4 Assignment - Respiratory,digestive,and Circulatory(Chapter 3-4-5)

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