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Yay! The stomach ď Š *) The average male will eat about 50 tons of food during his lifetime in order to sustain a weight of 150 pounds. *) Within the colon, a typical person harbors more than 400 distinct species of bacteria.


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*) On average, the stomach produces 2 liters of Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) daily. *) After you eat, it takes usually between 24 and 72 hours in healthy adults for the complete process of digestion to occur. *) The liver is the largest organ in the body.


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*) In the mouth, food is either cooled or warmed to a more suitable temperature. *) The liver performs more than 500 functions. *) The small intestine (pronounced intest-in) is a long tube about 1 and a half to 2 inches around, and about 22 feet long.


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*) The large intestine is fatter than the small intestine at about 3 to 4 inches around, but shorter than the small intestine at about 5 feet long. *) A full grown horse?? Their coiled up intestines are 89 feet long. *) The digestive tract is like a long tube, approximately 30 feet long in total, through the middle of the body.


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starts at the mouth, where food and drink enter the body, and finishes at the anus, where leftover food and wastes leave the body.


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for 2 to 3 hours.

*) All the different varieties of food we eat are broken down by our digestive system and transported to every part of our body by our circulatory system.


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The esophagus is the least complex section of the digestive tube. Its role in digestion is simple: to convey boluses of food from the pharynx to the stomach. The esophagus begins as an extension of the pharynx in the back of the oral cavity. It then courses down the neck next to the trachea, through the thoracic cavity, and penetrates the diaphragm to connect with the stomach in the abdominal cavity.


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*) The average male will eat about 50 tons of food during his lifetime in order to sustain a weight of 150 pounds. *) Within the colon, a typical person harbors more than 400 distinct species of bacteria. *) On average, the stomach produces 2 liters of Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) daily. *) After you eat, it takes usually between 24 and 72 hours in healthy adults for the complete process of digestion to occur. *) The liver is the largest organ in the body. *) In the mouth, food is either cooled or warmed to a more suitable temperature. *) The liver performs more than 500 functions. *) The small intestine (pronounced in-test-in) is a long tube about 1 and a half to 2 inches around, and about 22 feet long. *) The large intestine is fatter than the small intestine at about 3 to 4 inches around, but shorter than the small intestine at about 5 feet long. *) A full grown horse?? Their coiled up intestines are 89 feet long. *) The digestive tract is like a long tube, approximately 30 feet long in total, through the middle of the body. It starts at the mouth, where food and drink enter the body, and finishes at the anus, where leftover food and wastes leave the body. *) All the different varieties of food we eat are broken down by our digestive system and transported to every part of our body by our circulatory system. *) Food stays in your stomach for 2 to 3 hours.


Gallbladder 

The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped hollow organ on the right side of the abdomen, just under the liver. Its main job is to store bile, a yellow-green bitter fluid that is produced in the liver cells. For proper digestion bile is essential since it helps eliminate our body’s waste products. It flows in a thin tube (hepatic duct) from the liver to another small tube (cystic duct) and enters the gallbladder. When we eat our gallbladder releases a highly concentrated form of bile into the common bile duct which is a combination of hepatic and cystic ducts. The bile flows through this duct to the upper part of the small intestine (duodenum) where it breaks down the fat in our food.


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Resources 

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/

http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/digestive_system.html http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/digestive_syste

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/p

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/to pics/bowel.asp


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