Tag: Anatomy

Can You Live Without a Liver

The liver is a vital organ in the body. it is located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, below the diaphragm. The liver has a lot of functions, Such as detoxification of various metabolites, protein synthesis, and the production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. It is the largest

Did You Know – How Your Food Is Digested

Did You Know – How Your Food Is Digested

Did you know that digestion does not take place primarily in the stomach? Most of the food we consume is digested in the small intestine. The 15 foot tube attached to the stomach and leading into the large intestine. The small intestine is responsible for absorbing 90 percent of all

Introduction to the Digestive System – 10.4 – Biol 189

Introduction to the Digestive System – 10.4 – Biol 189

Have you ever wondered why we eat? We eat because we need a source of energy and because our body needs building materials. The digestive system is the system which is responsible for supplying an animal’s body with this energy and with these building materials. We need energy to recharge

Tour of the Human Digestive System (Part 2) – 10.6 – Biol 189

Tour of the Human Digestive System (Part 2) – 10.6 – Biol 189

In the rest of our tour on the digestive system we’ll talk about the organs that have the greatest amount of misinformation out there about them. So we’ll talk about some common misconceptions about the digestive system. So, the next organ on our tour is the stomach. The stomach can

Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System

Let’s learn about the digestive system. The digestive system consists of a long tube called the alimentary canal. The canal extends from the mouth to the anus and is about 30 feet long. The tube consists of 4 layers. There is an inner mucous secreting mucosal layer, a submucosa that