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Descriptions of Digestion

Digestion : process of breakdown of food for metabolism and use by the body.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Digestion

Digestion: Digestion is the process by which the body breaks down foods, such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, into small molecules of nutrition that can be absorbed and used by the body for such processes as energy, growth, and repair of tissues. Technically, digestion takes place in the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, as compared to egestion, which takes place in the large intestine. There are two types of digestion: mechanical digestion and chemical digestion.

Conditions that afflict digestion include gastrointestinal infections, cholecystitis, periodontal disease, enzyme deficiency, diabetes, ulcers, celiac disease, and pancreatitis.

Closely Related Organs: Digestion

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Digestion

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Sub Parts: Digestion

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Digestion

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