DIGESTION OF FOOD

DIGESTION OF FOOD | DISORDERS OF DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

DIGESTION OF FOOD AND DISORDERS OF DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIGESTION OF FOOD The process of digestion is accomplished by mechanical and chemical processes. The buccal cavity performs two major functions, mastication of food and facilitation of swallowing. The teeth and the tongue with the help of saliva masticate and mix up the food thoroughly. Mucus in …

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Digestive Glands | Liver | DIGESTION OF FOOD

Digestive Glands The digestive glands associated with the alimentary canal include the salivary glands, the liver and the pancreas. Saliva is mainly produced by three pairs of salivary glands, the parotids (cheek), the sub[1]maxillary/sub-mandibular (lower jaw) and the sub-linguals (below the tongue). These glands situated just outside the buccal cavity secrete salivary juice into the …

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