Digestion

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  • Digestion Essay

    Digestion is the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body. The process of digestion is the way that the body obtains nutrients, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins necessary to maintain life. Carbohydrates are comprised of complex sugars, which the body will convert to simple sugars for use in numerous ways. Fats are comprised of fatty acids and glycerol. Proteins are made up of many types of amino acids, which the body can break down and reconstruct to use as needed. The process of digestion begins with the mechanical action of chewing. The mouth has four different types of teeth that each serves a purpose. The incisors, canines, premolars and…

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  • Digestion In Horses

    Horses have a type of digestion that is called hind-gut fermentation a type of digestion characterized by a relatively small fore-gut and mid gut which digesta passes through fairly quickly. To the hind-gut where the majority of digestion occurs via microbiological forces. Staring out the digesta is swallowed into the stomach which in a horse is monogastric having only one chamber to it. That said, it is not the kidney bean shape that we would think of in humans or pigs, but it has a more…

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  • Food Digestion Essay

    Digestion can be described as food being broken down into its most basic and simple components so that we can absorb the nutrients to give us energy and nutrition. Digestion occurs in what is known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract which consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and other important organs such as salivary glands, the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Digestion first occurs with food entering the mouth. Food is usually comprised of…

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  • Digestive Process And Digestion

    When we look at the different types of nutrients that our bodies need to perform even the simplest of task, we must first understand how the body breaks down the digestion and absorption process. What is digestion? Digestion can be defined as both the chemical and mechanical break down of sustenance into smaller organic portions. Macromolecules must be broken down into much smaller fragments that become a more suitable size for absorption throughout the digestive system (Sadava, D et al., 2008).…

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  • Chemical Digestion Essay

    Food is taken in the mouth the first process is Mastication. This is the biting and chewing a feed breaking food into smaller particles. The incisor teeth cut and the molars grind. The food is mixed with saliva causing a breakdown of digestion of carbohydrates begins in the mouth, amylase is secreted and starts breaking down the carbs in the bread to form a bolus of food. This Bolus of food is pushed between the hard palate and the tongue mixing the bolus of food with saliva and pushing the…

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  • Digestion Research Paper

    Digestion works well when all the reactions along the way are functioning at an optimum but when one is compromised it eventually impacts on the entire tract. This is evident when there is Hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid. When there is a depletion of hydrochloric acid (HCL) the entire digestive process is affected, from mechanical and chemical digestions to absorption of nutrients. The stomach secrets HCL which maintains the low pH (between 1.5- 3) during the gastric phase of digestion. This…

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  • Human Digestion System Essay

    Teeth are important in the human digestion system. Teeth help to ingest and digest the food. The main function of teeth is to crush food into smaller surface area. This is necessary, as it will create a larger surface area for the enzymes to work on the food (in-text citation). There are 4 types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars and molars. There are 4 incisors, 2 canines, 4 premolars and 4 molars on both the upper and lower jaw. The arrangement of each type of tooth is shown on Fig.1…

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  • Gastric Digestion: A Case Study

    Normal pathophysiology of gastric acid stimulation and production. Normally the stomach holds around 50cc of fluid. There are several stimuli that work together in the complex process of the digestion process (Huether & McCance, 2012). There are three phases of gastric secretion, first being the cephalic phase, which is stimulated by the thoughts , smells and taste of food. Stimulation releases acetylcholine and the release of gastrin-releasing peptide, thus indirectly stimulates hydrogen ions.…

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  • Starch And Glucose Digestion Lab Report

    Abstract The purpose of this experiment was for the researcher to study one of the process of digestion which is absorption, and seeing if starch and glucose could diffuse through the dialysis tubing, and could the two be absorbed by the small intestines, and if so or not, why? To begin, in this experiment, the researchers gathered different solutions, such as, starch and glucose, filling half of each mixtures in a single dialysis tube. The researchers carefully then rinsed and pat dry the…

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  • Polar Bear Digestion Case Study

    After being lifted from the plate and placed in the mouth, the poor pizza goes on a long journey through the digestive system and eventually is turned into waste after passing through the 6 primary organs of the digestive tract: the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anus. The process of digestion starts when Bob the pizza is placed in the mouth. The main structures of the mouth are the teeth, tongue, salivary duct and oesophagus. Bob is killed, being chewed on by…

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