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Your Digestive System and How It Works

        

Your Digestive System and How It Works

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This is from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. It gives a simplified explanation of why digestion is important, how food is digested, and how the digestive process is controlled. There is a diagram labelling all the organs of the system and describing movement of food through the system. It discusses digestive enzymes ("juices"), absorption and transport of nutrients and hormonal regulation of digestion.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 21, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 02, 2013
Author:
Send email to nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Submitter: Marty Zahn

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
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Language: English
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