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The digestive system helps the body break down food, so nutrients can be used for cell repair, growth and energy. The digestive system is also responsible for storing and excreting solid wastes. More »

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Photos of healthy spleens and englarged spleens can be found on health websites such as Healthline, WebMD, Mayo Clinic and Innerbody. On Innerbody, users can also view a 2-D and 3-D representational model of the spleen. More »

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You can use a picture of the appendix to see its location and shape in the human body. The appendix is located in the lower right area of the abdomen, and to this day, its purpose is still debated by medical researchers. More »

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The main function of the digestive system is to convert food to energy and eliminate waste. The human digestive system is made up of several parts, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pan... More »

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The system of organs responsible for breaking down food and absorbing nutrients is the digestive system. The stomach, small intestine, colon and anus are all part of the digestive system, which also removes solid waste f... More »

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Mechanical digestion involves chewing and breaking down food with teeth, while chemical digestion involves the breaking down of food by enzymes and acids in the digestive system. Mechanical digestion mainly occurs direct... More »

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The small intestine is a part of the human body's digestive system, coming after the stomach and before the large intestine in the sequence of food digestion. At 5 meters long, it is also the longest organ in the digesti... More »

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