Mechanical digestion is the process of physically breaking down food that begins in the mouth. This step in the digestion process prepares food for further processing via chemical digestion. More »

Mechanical digestion aids chemical digestion by breaking food into smaller pieces with a greater surface area, as well as introducing enzymes to begin the process of chemical digestion. In humans, much of mechanical dige... More »

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 »

The process of digestion begins in the mouth during mastication, where chewing breaks food into small bits and mixes it with saliva. In the small intestine, nutrients are absorbed through the lining of the intestinal wal... More »

The gastric antrum is the end of the stomach that closes during the digestion of food and opens again to allow the passage of the digested food when the process completes. This part of the stomach is usually called the p... More »

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 »

The duodenum facilitates the initial phase of digestion by regulating the emptying of food in the stomach into the small intestine, says Laparoscopic.md. As the first part of the small intestine, digestive enzymes releas... More »