Human Digestion - and the pancreas will produce digestive...

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Human Digestion First the food enters through the mouth and is chewed by the teeth. The tongue then mixes the food with the saliva and the acids by moving the food around. Then the food goes down the Pharynx, which is a passageway for food and air. The food then makes it way down the esophagus into the stomach where the stomach breaks the food down by mixing it with gastric juices. The food would empty from the stomach from 2 to 6 hours but that is depending on the size of the meal. Once the food is emptied it will enter the small intestines. There is where the liver, gallbladder and pancreas will work. The liver will produce bile to help digest fat, the gallbladder will store the bile the liver produces
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Unformatted text preview: and the pancreas will produce digestive enzymes into the small intestines. The food will then travel through all of the small intestines, which are about 20 feet and the process with take about 3 to 5 hours. After this the food will travel to the large intestines which is about 5 feet long and could take up to 24 hours to pass through which then will be waste that travels out the anus. All of these organs have a function that is needed for the process of digesting food. If we lose one then they digestive process would be that much harder....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course PHYCOLOGY 270 taught by Professor Black during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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