Digestion can be broken into 3 stages 1. Break down of solid food 2. Nutrient absorption 3. Water absorption But where do these stages occur?
The Players: Mouth – Mechanical breakdown Salivary Glands – chemical breakdown Esophagus - transport Stomach – complete breakdown
- Mouth: The Pulverizer, big pieces into little pieces - Salivary Glands: secrete enzymes in saliva - Esophagus: lined with smooth muscle and mucus. - Stomach: secretes HCl and digestive enzymes. Contracts and churns to aid in digestion Esophageal sphincter
The Players: Mouth – The Juggernaut Salivary Glands – The Assassin Esophagus – Getaway Driver/Vehicle Stomach – Demolitions Expert
The Player: Small Intestine Duodenum : Adds bile from bile duct, more digestion (10 inches) Jejunum: Nutrient absorption (3 feet) Ilium: Nutrient absorption (6 feet) Why the difference in length?
The Player: The Mosh Pit Duodenum : “DJ Bile” plays your jam! OMG! Jejunum: Wall of mosh pit churns and jostles the “moshers.” The Drop = high Intensity Ilium: Outro of song = low intensity
The Player: Large Intestine Colon– Water absorption. Bacterial digestion = vitamins and methane. Rectum– Storage Anus-... EXIT
Colon – “The Hugger,” Dab, Dab, Don’t Rub. Rectum & Anus – Keeps “old things”. Highly sensitive. So sensitive and hip, you probably wouldn’t understand. The Player: Large Intestine - The Transcendental Hipster Lovely Aroma
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