All About the Digestive System

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Digestive System I: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Any new diet that comes out is looking for something that already exists. What teachers are saying about Study. Spinach is much more tolerable. As Timmy chewed the butterfly and physically broke it down into smaller pieces, his salivary glands went to work, releasing saliva containing amylase - a digestive enzyme that breaks large polysaccharides into smaller ones. I did give them to my mother who has digestive problems and she started taking them with a probiotic and she said that her digestive system is close to normal functioning which is very rare for her. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well-established and highly-reliable explanations, but they may be subject to change as new areas of science are created and new technologies emerge;. Eat everything in moderation with lots of variety.

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The Throat The tongue then forms the chewed-up and saliva-soaked food into a ball and directs it to the back of the mouth. The Stomach The stomach is a fairly large organ with an elastic wall. Epithelial cells lining the stomach wall secrete gastric juice One major component of gastric juice is hydrochloric acid , which you may remember is a very strong acid. Pepsin Speaking of digestive enzymes, another major component of gastric juice is pepsin.

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The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract