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HIPAA and Information Technology Checkpoint 1 Human Digestio SCI/241 February 3, 2012 Describe , in 200 to 300 words, the path food follows through the digestive system and how digestion occurs in each of the following parts of the digestive system. Include descriptions of other organs or components of the digestive system, including: Large intestine Mouth Small intestine Stomach Post your response. The digestive system is a chain of organs and glands that breaks down the food we eat in order for our bodies to receive the nutrients it needs. Digestion begins before we even place food in our mouths. The smell sets our mouths to watering in anticipation of the taste. Once the food enters out mouth teeth break the food into smaller bits and saliva moistens the food turning it into a bolus. The bolus then moves into the pharynx where it is swallowed moving the bolus into the esophagus. The esophagus is a tube that connects the stomach to the pharynx. Muscles move the bolus through the
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course SCIENCE sci 241 taught by Professor Davistalley during the Spring '11 term at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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