Human Body

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Digestive System

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your digestive system is uniquely constructed to perform its specialized function of turning food into the energy you need to survive and packaging the residue for waste disposal. To help you understand how the many parts of the digestive system work together, here is an overview of the structure and function of this complex system. Mouth The mouth is the beginning of the digestive tract; and, in fact, digestion starts here when taking the first bite of food. Chewing breaks the food into pieces that are more easily digested, while saliva mixes with food to begin the process of breaking it down into a form your body can absorb and use. Esophagus Located in your throat near your trachea (windpipe), the esophagus receives food from your mouth when you...

Healthy Digestion

Heart

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The heart is a muscular organ located in the midline of the thoracic cavity. Often described as a “pump,” the heart is responsible for receiving deoxygenated blood, recycling it through the lungs, and supplying oxygenated blood to the body. The Chambers The heart contains four inner chambers: two atria (upper chambers) and two ventricles (lower ventricles). Pulmonary Trunk The pulmonary trunk is a vessel that brings deoxygenated blood from the left ventricle into the lungs. Pulmonary veins return the oxygenated blood from the lungs back into the heart. Aorta The aorta is a major vessel that receives oxygenated blood from the left ventricle and supplies it to the rest of the body. READ THIS NEXT [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkdf_blog_list type="grid-type-2" number_of_columns="1" order_by="title" order="DESC" hide_image="" image_size="landscape" category="heart-health"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...