- sequential waves of contraction and relaxation of the muscular layer of the GI tract that propels food through the GI tract
- the elimination of indigestible substances from the body via the anus
- the process of taking food/fluid into the digestive tract
- the enzymatic breakdown of any type of food molecule
- Small intestine
- Salivary glands
- blood vessels and nerves
- esophageal cancer
- stomach cancer
- heart attack
- relaxation of the sphincter
- the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus
- an esophagus infection
- tension of the pyloric sphincter
- starch should never be eaten
- carbohydrates are completely digested before they reach the stomach
- stomach acidity alters the shape (denatures) of salivary amylase, an enzyme that digests starch
- starch should not be eaten with protein
- liver; gallbladder
- esophagus; pancreas
- kidneys; liver
- pancreas; duodenum
- small intestine
- citrus fruits
- white bread
- red meat
- unleavened whole grain
- high in phytates and oxalates
- high in protein and simple sugars
- lacking in fiber
- low in fats and high in simple sugars
- vitamin D
- vitamin E
- the secretion of amino acids
- The absorption of carbohydrates
- The absorption of water
- The secretion of fats
- consume a red meat-based diet
- consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
- consume coffee
- consume a Mediterranean diet
- calcium carbonate
- bone marrow
Eugene has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and taught both general biology and nutrition. Several of his publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. He revises chapters, produces, edits, and proofreads materials for college textbooks.Read more …
You stick your food or fluid in your mouth and then stuff comes out as poop or pee. Any idea of what happens in-between?
This quiz was expert written by Eugene Fenster. Eugene has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and taught both general biology and nutrition. Several of his publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. He revises chapters, produces, edits, and proofreads materials for college textbooks. Most importantly he loves learning about biology. Learning and making connections among the disparate pieces of information he finds is one of his passions. Another passion is sharing and discussing this information with others.
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