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Human Digestion Checkpoint

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Human Digestion Checkpoint SCI 241 Crystal Webb 9/3/2010 We eat food by putting it in our mouths. We chew the food with our teeth and our saliva glands help to break down and moisten the food we eat. The food is transformed into bolus as we chew. We then swallow the food and it travels down the esophagus to our stomachs. The acid in our stomachs transforms the bolus into chyme. The chyme is partially digested in the stomach. Then it passes through the liver which secretes bile. Bile helps to digest and absorb fats. The food which is chyme then passes through the gallbladder. The gallbladder is where the bile the
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Unformatted text preview: liver produces is stored. Then it is on the pancreas where digestive enzymes and bicarbonates are secretes into the small intestine during digestions. The small intestine is where most of the digestion and absorption of nutrients takes place. The food that is not absorbed through the small intestine passes to the large intestine. The large intestine includes both the colon and the rectum. More minerals and vitamins are absorbed through the colon. The materials that are not absorbed through the colon are waste. The waste exits the body through the anus....
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