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What are the primary functions of the stomach, duodenum, and large intestine?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Digestion

The stomach is responsible for mixing food and preparing it for digestion.
The enzymes which break food down into nutrients mix with the food in the duodenum, as does the bile from the liver. The nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. Everything that is not absorbed travels to the large intestine, where water is absorbed, turning the waste from liquid to solid.

In brief: Digestion

The stomach is responsible for mixing food and preparing it for digestion.
The enzymes which break food down into nutrients mix with the food in the duodenum, as does the bile from the liver. The nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. Everything that is not absorbed travels to the large intestine, where water is absorbed, turning the waste from liquid to solid.
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