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  Digestive System Picture
Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into their smallest parts so that the body can use them to build and nourish cells and to provide energy.
As the food is digested in the small intestine and dissolved into the juices from the pancreas, liver, and intestine, the contents of the intestine are mixed and pushed forward to allow further digestion.
Digested molecules of food, as well as water and minerals from the diet, are absorbed from the cavity of the upper small intestine.
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 Digestive system - Pharmacy and Drugs
The gastrointestinal tract or digestive tract is otherwise referred to as the GI tract or the alimentary canal, (nourishment canal) or the gut.
The digestive system is a collection of different organs that works together to mechanically and chemically breaks down food particles into smaller molecules to extract the energy and nutrients and eventually eliminates the remaining waste.
Digestion begins in the mouth as food, is ingested, chewed, swallowed and eventually moves into the esophagus, a muscular tube that transports food from the oral cavity to the stomach through peristalsis.
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 Digestive and Liver Disorders Glossary
Crohn's disease - A chronic illness that causes irritation in the digestive tract.
digestive tract - the organs that are involved in digestion; including the mouth, salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and large intestine.
Proteins are digested into smaller pieces called amino acids that are used by the body to build and repair cells.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /UVAHealth/peds_digest/glossary.cfm   (0 words)

  
 Glossary - Digestive and Liver Disorders
Crohn's disease - A chronic illness that causes irritation in the digestive tract.
digestive tract - the organs that are involved in digestion; including the mouth, salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and large intestine.
Proteins are digested into smaller pieces called amino acids that are used by the body to build and repair cells.
www.montefiore.org /healthlibrary/peds/digest/glossary   (4671 words)

  
  Glossary - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
A fluid called barium that shows up well on x-rays is given into the rectum as an enema.
digestive tract - the organs that are involved in digestion; including the mouth, salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and large intestine.
Proteins are digested into smaller pieces called amino acids that are used by the body to build and repair cells.
www.lpch.org /DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/digest/glossary.html   (4675 words)

  
 Assessing bioavailability of particle-associated pollutants by mimicry of digestive processes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sediment of concern is incubated in digestive fluid obtained from the polychaete, Arenicola brasiliensis, and the ability of the fluid to desorb contaminants from the sediment is quantified.
Digestive fluids are far more efficient pollutant solubilizers than is seawater, yet typically less than half of the chemically quantifiable contaminant is available to an organism via digestion.
Digestive solubilization of both zinc and benzo(a)pyrene from sediment varied by about 10-fold, depending on the species from which the digestive fluid was obtained.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for digestive   (Site not responding. Last check: )
digestive system in the animal kingdom, a group of organs functioning in digestion and assimilation of food and elimination of wastes.
Role of digestive gland in the energetic metabolism of Penaeus setiferus.
Digestive health: the key to a healthy lifestyle; the subject of digestive health continues to emerge from the shadows of cultural taboo.
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 Center for Water Resources - University of California
Digestive fluid of a deposit-feeding organism is removed from the digestive tract and the sediments of concern are then incubated with that fluid in vitro.
The fraction of the total contaminant that is solubilized in those fluids is considered a measure of bioavailability, and an estimate of the maximum amount of contaminant that is potentially absorbable during gut passage.
Our work to date on in vitro digestive fluid extraction has focused on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in coarse sediments, and this proposal is intended to extend potential applications of the technique to other contaminants and other sediment types through three research tasks.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /WRCA/WRC/2000Weston.html   (511 words)

  
 Digestive enzymes | amylase, bromelain, pancreatin, papain, pepsin, chymotrypsin, trypsin
Digestion is the process by which organisms break down sludge, creating as by-products methane gas, carbon dioxide, solid organic material and water.
The gastrointestinal or digestive tract, also referred to as the GI tract or the alimentary canal or the gut, is the system of organs within multicellular animals which takes in food, digests it to extract energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste.
Lipase is an enzyme necessary for the absorption and digestion of nutrients in the intestines.
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 Digestive System
Little by little, as the digestive process in the stomach is completed, all the chyme is passed through the sphincter into the duodenum.
Digestion occurs in the alimentary canal, or digestive tract, which begins at the mouth and winds through the body to the anus.
Other digestive organs, such as the liver and pancreas, are not part of the alimentary canal but deliver secretions into the canal through the ducts.
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 Search Results for "digestive"
...(Ventriculus; Gaster) The stomach is the most dilated part of the digestive tube, and is situated between the end of the esophagus and the beginning of the small...
...the pancreatic juice, carried by the pancreatic duct to the duodenum, is an important digestive fluid.
...the neurenteric canal, is established between the neural tube and the primitive digestive tube.
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 Digestive System   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The smooth muscle in the walls of the tube-shaped digestive organs rhythmically and efficiently moves the food through the system, where it is broken down into tiny absorbable atoms and molecules.
The digestive system is made up of the alimentary canal and the other abdominal organs that play a part in digestion, such as the liver and pancreas.
Celiac disease is a disorder in which a person's digestive system is damaged by the response of the immune system to a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, and barley and in a wide range of foods from breakfast cereal to pizza crust.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/general/body_basics/digestive.html   (2445 words)

  
 Food Digestion Guide - Digestive System
Thus digestion is the complex process of breaking down food molecules into energy and other useful components, which can then be absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body to maintain good health.
Food remnants which are not absorbed during the digestion process are expelled as waste in the form of feces.
The digestion of food in humans takes place in the gastrointestinal tract - a series of hollow organs (mouth, esophagus, stomach, large and small intestines) connected to form a long tube of about 24 feet in length which extends from the mouth to the anus.
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 Anatomic Problems of the Colon
The colon, or large intestine, is part of the digestive system, which is a series of organs from the mouth to the anus.
Bile is a greenish-yellow digestive fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, through its Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, supports basic and clinical research into GI diseases, including GI structure; the growth of GI cells in normal and disease states; tissue injury, repair, and regeneration; and Crohn's disease.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/anatomiccolon/index.htm   (2930 words)

  
 Baby Food Allergies And Digestive Problems
And by following the four day rule and knowing which foods to avoid, you should be able to keep digestive problems to a minimum.
When your baby digests foods and his intestine absorbs the nutrients, substances in the food may trigger an allergic reaction.
If a food has caused a digestive problem in your child, it could be because the food was introduced too early.
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 Digestive Diseases
Bleeding in the digestive tract is a symptom of a disease rather than a disease itself.
However, viral gastroenteritis can be serious for people who cannot drink enough fluids to replace what is lost through vomiting and diarrhea, especially infants, young children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems.
Bleeding in the digestive tract can come from a number of different internal organs such as the esophagus, stomach, liver, or intestines.
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 Ulcers (digestive)
The male/female ratio for ulcers of the digestive tract is 3:1.
Ulcer penetration is a complication in which the ulcer erodes through the intestinal wall without digestive fluid leaking into the abdomen.
It is caused by swelling or scar tissue formation that narrows the opening between the stomach and the duodenum (the pylorus).
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/ulcers_digestive.jsp   (0 words)

  
 Indigestion Menu
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 Digestive System   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Digestive Track is responsible for the breaking down of nutrients in your body that you consume, and is critical to the function of your body.
Chemical digestion, changing the chemical nature of the nutrients, starts even before the bite has been taken as the mouth begins to water.
Bile, used in the digestion of fats, is released by the liver and breaks up fat to form fluid in which fats are suspended.
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 Pitcher Plant Project - Literature Review Part II
The mass of insects became saturated with the fluid, and putrefaction was entirely absent until this "absorptive" zone was filled and additional insects began collecting in the hairy "detentive" zone.
In these exceptions, where digestion was seen upon prolonged incubation of the protease test, the possibility of bacterial enzymes contributing to the pitcher fluid was recognized.
By the use of chromatography of the fluid, leaves and roots, an increase in the number of free amino acids was detected in the plant tissues after insects or solutions of amino acids were fed to the pitchers.
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 Intestinal Malrotation-Volvulus - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
A fluid called barium (a metallic, chemical, chalky, liquid used to coat the inside of organs so that they will show up on an x-ray) is swallowed.
A fluid called barium (a metallic, chemical, chalky, liquid used to coat the inside of organs so that they will show up on an x-ray) is given into the rectum as an enema.
Nutrients and fluids are absorbed from food in the small intestine.
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 Nepenthales: Droseraceae & Nepenthaceae
At the bottom of the trap is a pool of fluid containing digestive enzymes, where the hapless insects drown and are digested for their nutrients.
When insects brush against the triggering hair, the leaves of the plant close and insects are consumed and digested by the fluid secreted by this plant.
Upon digestion, the nutrients extracted from the prey are absorbed at the bases of the glands for over 3 to 5 days depending on temperature and the size of the prey.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /anthophyta/caryos/nepenthales.html   (1260 words)

  
 Digestive and Liver Disorders - Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus
Digestive and Liver Disorders - Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus
Intestinal malrotation is a birth defect involving a malformation of the intestinal tract.
A fluid called barium (a metallic, chemical, chalky, liquid used to coat the inside of organs so that they will show up on an x-ray) is given into the rectum as an enema.
uuhsc.utah.edu /healthinfo/pediatric/digest/malrotat.htm   (1203 words)

  
 MUSC DDC - Pancreas & Biliary Tree
Bicarbonate is alkaline, and helps digestion by neutralizing the stomach acid containing the food as it passes into the duodenum.
Clinically this is noteworthy by the passage of large bowel movements, which a strong odor and are difficult to flush down the toilet because of their high content of fat.
Lack of bile in the duodenum is usually due to blockage of the main bile duct, or papilla.
www.ddc.musc.edu /ddc_pub/digestiveOrgans/pancBiliary.htm   (1671 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "Bile: A Profile of a Hard-Working Digestive Fluid"
Bile is a fluid produced by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the small intestine, where it helps in the digestion of food, particularly fats.
Bile is produced continuously in the liver and passes through ducts to be stored in the gallbladder until mealtime, at which time it is emptied into the duodenum.
Digestive disturbances result if the flow of bile is stopped or reduced, either because of a liver disorder or because a duct has been blocked by inflammation or a gallstone (a solid mass of material usually composed of calcium, cholesterol, bilirubin, or a combination thereof) formed in the gallbladder.
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 Ulcers, digestive Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
It is estimated that 2% of the adult population in the United States has active digestive ulcers, and that about 10% will develop ulcers at some point in their lives.
The male/female ratio for digestive ulcers is 3:1.
Ulcer penetration is a complication in which the ulcer erodes through the intestinal wall without digestive fluid leaking into the abdomen.
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 AAMC: Family Health Resource: Glossary - Digestive and Liver Disorders
Crohn's disease — A chronic illness that causes irritation in the digestive tract.
digestive tract — the organs that are involved in digestion; including the mouth, salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and large intestine.
gastrointestinal tract (Also called the digestive tract.) — the parts of the body that break down food into small particles, allowing nutrients from food to be used for energy and growth: the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and large intestine.
www.aahs.org /fhr/pediatric/digest/content.php?pageid=P01995   (2319 words)

  
 Bowel Obstruction-Treatment Overview
Treatment usually starts with supportive care, such as IV (intravenous) fluids and medicines to relieve symptoms while waiting to see whether the bowel obstruction goes away on its own.
Fluids and gas may build up because they are not able to move past a blockage.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness that causes inflammation of the digestive tract.
www.webmd.com /digestive-disorders/tc/Bowel-Obstruction-Treatment-Overview   (730 words)

  
 Children's Health at Doernbecher - Child Health A-Z   (Site not responding. Last check: )
hepatitis - irritation of the liver by viruses, medicines, alcohol, or digestive diseases.
The last section of the digestive tract, from the cecum to the rectum.
Absorbs water from digested food and processes it into stool.
www.ohsuhealth.com /dch/health/digest/glossary.asp   (4381 words)

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