Food’s journey through the digestive system
Food’s macronutrients undergo chemical breakdown as they move through the digestive system. Learn more about the digestion process and its hormonal control.
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The human digestive system consists of a long muscular tube and several accessory organs. It is responsible for food ingestion and digestion, absorption of digestion products and the elimination of...
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