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The Stomach Outline The stomach is the organ which digests the food in humans and most animals some animals though have two divisions in digesting foods like birds and ruminants A ruminant is an even toed animal which regurgitates and masticates its food after swallowing Their stomach has three chambers and some of the animals are cattle goat deer antelope and giraffe which have four stomach chambers The outer surface of the stomach is smooth and the inside is a crumbled up layer covered with mucus these folds help in the mixing up of food with digestive juices They then move the materialfood into the intestines A known fact of the stomach is that only water alcohol and other kinds of specific drugs can be absorbed from the stomach Most of the food absorption is taking place in the small intestine Location and Path of Food The stomach is located on the left side of the body under the diaphragm The diaphragm is the partition of muscles and tendons between the chest cavity and the abdominal cavity The esophagus located to the top right of the stomach serves as an elevator for food An estimated time for the food to get from the mouth through the esophagus to the stomach is seven seconds A good way to time the food is to drink something hot if your cold or something cold when your hot You will be able to feel the change in temperature inside your stomach After the food enters the stomachs top it slowly or quickly moves down the stomachs folds and curves while the stomach is contracting It ends at the duodenum after passing the pylorus The Layers The outer layer surrounding the digestive organ is called the mucous membrane The inside is called a muscular wall The muscular wall is laytered or arranged in diagonal horizontal vertical and circular ditches Where the esophagus and stomach meet
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