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www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/how-digestion-works

The digestive system carries out three primary processes: mixing food, moving food through the digestive tract (peristalsis) and using chemicals to break down food into smaller molecules. Consult a health care provider about specific questions regarding how digestion works and any related digestive health problems.

www.dkfindout.com/us/human-body/digestion

Some parts of your digestive system mash up food physically, just like a food processor. Your mouth breaks food down into chunks. Your stomach then churns them around until they form a slushy liquid. Some digestive organs also release juices that contain enzymes. These are special chemicals that speed up processes in the body and which, in the ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_system

The human digestive system consists of the gastrointestinal tract plus the accessory organs of digestion (the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder). Digestion involves the breakdown of food into smaller and smaller components, until they can be absorbed and assimilated into the body. The process of digestion has three stages. The first stage is the cephalic phase of ...

www.dummies.com/education/science/biology/the-human-digestive-system

Humans have a complete digestive tract: Food enters at one end and wastes exit from the opposite end. Digestion begins in the mouth and continues as food moves through your system: Digestion in the mouth occurs by both chemical and mechanical means. Chewing, or mastication, mechanically breaks food into smaller pieces. Your taste buds stimulate […]

kinginstitute.org/attachments/article/298/KIMAJ 16.pdf

8 How Does the Digestive System Work - The first of several articles on the digestive system in this issue (cover story). features 2 Notes from Director - Some additional to the Journal and an update of some projects for 2008. 3 The TKM® Journey-From my home to the jungles of Malaysia. A story from a reporter of the 700 Club Asia.

health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/digestive/digestive-system1.htm

Digestive System. How the Digestive System Works. by Melissa Jeffries. The Digestive Tract: Mouth to the Stomach. Prev NEXT . Let's say you've picked up a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. Before you even take a bite, your nose smells it and signals the brain, which sends word to the nerves controlling your mouth's salivary (spit) glands. Once ...

www.livestrong.com/article/483155-6-basic-stages-of-digestion

Digestion starts with eating food and ends with eliminating waste — a process that comprises six critical steps, each with its own purpose and benefits.

www.healthline.com/health/fun-facts-about-the-digestive-system

The digestive system serves the role of taking in nutrients, eliminating waste, and absorbing and using the nutrients we take in. The digestive system includes all the parts of your body that are ...

www.livestrong.com/article/302607-how-do-the-digestive-respiratory-systems...

Your digestive and respiratory systems, at first glance, seem very separate in their activities. In reality, however, the systems work together intimately in several ways. The results of respiratory activity allow the digestive tract to function, and vice versa.

www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-relationship-between-the-digestive-system-and...

The digestive system and excretory system are two bodily systems with seemingly unrelated functions: that of breaking down food for energy and that of removing waste from the body, respectively. There is, however, a good deal of overlap in the relationship between the digestive system and excretory system. In particular, the liver plays a role that relates to both systems, as it receives blood ...