Human Digestion - is then turned into chyme which is a...

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Human Digestion The path that food follows through the digestive system starts before food even enters the mouth. Once you smell food your salivary glands start the process of digestion. Once the food goes into your mouth it is moistened by salvia and then it is chewed. Once it mixes with the saliva it turns into a bolus. The bolus leaves your mouth and moves to your pharynx where it is swallowed. The food then travels down your esophagus which connects the pharynx to your stomach where the bolus then mixes with your stomach acid. Once the bolus is in the stomach, it is then partially digested. It
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Unformatted text preview: is then turned into chyme, which is a semiliquid food mass. The liver, gallbladder, and pancreas also aid in the digestion process. The chyme then leaves the stomach and is emptied in to the small intestine. Bile from your liver and your gallbladder help with the absorption of fat and with digestion. Digestive enzymes help in the rest of the digestion process. The material that is not absorbed in the small intestine then moves to the large intestine. After it leaves the large intestine the materials move to the colon and are finally released through the anus as feces....
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