Gastrointestion Research Paper

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Cierra Back Sep 21, 2017 6:18 PM Digestion is the process if breaking up the food you eat into nutrients your body can use. The gastrointestinal tract starts at your mouth and extends all the way to your anus, passing through the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon. It begins in your mouth where you use your teeth to break down the food you eat into smaller pieces. Your salivary glands release a watery liquid to bind the food into a bolus making it easier for the food to slide down the esophagus. Next the tongues pushes the food upwards and back towards to the palate, occurring rapidly without interruption. Whole swallowing the tongue pushes the food down through the muscular valve called the upper esophageal sphincter, which allows

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