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Stomach Physiology

August 22, 2019
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So today I'd like to talk to you about disorders of the stomach. But first I think it might be of importance to examine, so what is the function of the stomach? What's the purpose? Well, as you probably can imagine, the stomach is a J-shaped organ, and it has three primary functions. Naturally, when you swallow a morsel of food, let's say it's Swedish meatball, okay? It has to go from your mouth down your Esophagus, which is your swallowing tube, and then into your stomach. Stomach has three main functions, one of which is to undergo muscular contractions to transform that bolus or ball of food into smaller particles.

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