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Short bowel syndrome: a nutritional and medical approach | Fig. 1: The relative locations of digestion and absorption of nutrients in the healthy gastrointestinal tract. CHO = carbohydrate. Photo: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge. Published in CMAJ May 14, 2002 vol. 166 no. 10 1297-1302
Turns out there’s a lot of stuff in the abdomen. One could even say there’s almost as much as in the hand. Maybe. There are three main trunks/arteries off the descending aorta that supp…
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Overview of the GI Tract Your digestion starts at the mouth where your food is broken down while you chew and salivate. When you swallow, the food trave
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Digestive system consists of digestive tract and associated organs like salivary glands, liver and pancreas. The digestive tract in a mammal starts with mouth and ends in anus. The tract is serially divided in: Oral cavity Pharynx Oesophagus Stomach Small Intestine Large Intestine. There are teeth and tongue inside oral cavity. This continues in oesophagus through a common passage (for both air and food) called pharynx. Stomach is divided in fundus, corpus and pylorus. Small intestine is…
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Digestive enzyme supplements have been speculated to help relieve symptoms of indigestion. But little clinical evidence supports this anecdotal claim.
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