The process of food digestion starts of course with the mouth and the throat

The process of food digestion starts of course with the mouth and the throat

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The process of food digestion starts of course with the mouth and the throat. There are a couple different components that play a part of the process that occurs with this area and that is the tongue, salivary glands, teeth, pharynx, epiglottis, and esophagus. Once you start to eat food with your mouth you will chew it up into tiny pieces with your teeth, while you chew your salivary glands start working which turns your food intake into bolus. Once this occurs the bolus will move down into the pharynx and through the esophagus until it reached your stomach. The stomach will then mix the bolus into a semi liquid mass called chyme this can take anywhere from
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Unformatted text preview: two to six hours depending on what you have eating. After this process the chyme moves into the small intestine. The process in the small intestine will require the help of your liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. From here on the food is broken down further which could take anywhere from 3 to five hours and moved from the lower intestine into the large intestine. From the large intestine it goes into the colon and comes out the anus. Total time for a full digestion is usually about twenty-four hours....
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course ACC 320 taught by Professor Tittle during the Spring '10 term at Temple.

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