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Blog: About - Digestive System

When your intestinal bacteria are not in balance, you will experience irregularity either constipation or diarrhea

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Tongue is an extremely mobile muscle that enables you to taste food, move it around as you chew, push it back into your pharynx (throat) when swallowing

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The stomach secretes hydrochloric acid and the enzymes pepsin, rennin, and lipase which help digest the carbohydrates, proteins and fats in food

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The small intestine is anchored to the spinal column by a vascular membrane called the mesentery

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The salivary glands (along with other mucous membranes in the mouth cavity) are responsible for secreting saliva, a clear, alkaline, semi-viscous liquid which helps in the digestion

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The rectum is one of the last portions of the large intestine. About five inches long, it extends from the sigmoid colon to join the anal canal.

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The pharynx is the upper portion of the airway and the digestive tract. It connects with openings into four general areas: the mouth cavity (at the back of the tongue).

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The salivary glands (along with other mucous membranes in the mouth cavity) are responsible for secreting saliva, a clear, alkaline, semi-viscous liquid which helps in digestion

This entry was posted in About - Digestive System on 7/12/2017

The mouth is a versatile area of the human anatomy, responsible for articulation in speech, tasting and chewing

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The liver is the largest of the body's glands and is responsible for several important functions.

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The large intestine is a broad, corrugated tube which accepts the byproducts of digestion from the small intestine and passes it along to be excreted, continuing to process the material on the way.

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The gallbladder itself is a blue-green organ, about three inches long, located on the underside of the liver.

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The esophagus is the long, flexible tube which leads from the pharynx in the upper throat to the stomach.

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The appendix is a small, worm-like attachment at the apex of the cecum. Because of its shape, it is often called the vermiform (worm-shaped) appendix.

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The digestive system is responsible for processing food, breaking it down into usable proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, fats, and other substances.

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