The mouth, stomach and intestines

McDonald, S. W. and MacFarlane, N. G. (2018) The mouth, stomach and intestines. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 19(3), pp. 128-132. (doi: 10.1016/j.mpaic.2018.01.003)

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Food is chewed into digestible portions in the mouth and swallowed – a complex reflex process involving several cranial nerves. The stomach homogenizes food, begins digestion and regulates the rate at which food enters the duodenum. Pancreatic juices containing powerful digesting enzymes are added and digestion is completed in the small intestine. The large bowel dehydrates the gastrointestinal contents.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McDonald, Professor Stuart and MacFarlane, Professor Niall
Authors: McDonald, S. W., and MacFarlane, N. G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
ISSN (Online):1878-7584
Published Online:09 February 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 19(3):128-132
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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