All About the Stomach

By Melanie Rocheleau, Dylan Shulstad, and Nevaeh Braun

What is the Stomach

The Stomach is the internal organ in which the major part of the digestion of food occurs, being (in humans and many mammals) a pear-shaped enlargement of the alimentary canal linking the esophagus to the small intestine.

5 interesting facts about the Stomach and Digestive System

1. People can, and have lived without a stomach if it has been removed because of disease.

2. Inside the stomach there is hydrochloric acid which kills bacteria and provides acidic conditions to the enzyme protease.

3. An adults stomach can hold approximately 1.5 liters of material.

4. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so it doesn’t digest itself.

5. Once you are an adult the stomach remains the same size

Five interesting facts about the digestive system

1. Stomach rumblings, are the result of peristalsis in the stomach and small intestines — that is, they're due to normal digestion as food, fluid and gases pass through your gastrointestinal tract.

2. After the stomach empties its contents into the small intestine, it sends signals to the brain.

3. Peptic ulcers are painful sores on the lining of the esophagus, stomach or small intestine.

4. Cells along the inner wall of the stomach secrete roughly 2 liters (0.5 gallons) of hydrochloric acid each day, which helps kill bacteria and aids in digestion.

5. To protect itself from the corrosive acid, the stomach lining has a thick coating of mucus.

I am found at the end of your esophagus or between the liver and large intestine

The size of your stomach changes when you eat. After a meal, it holds about 2 Pints of food.

Why is the Stomach Important and what body symptoms does the stomach work with

The stomach works with the gallbladder and the pancreas. These three major orgaroduce hormones that help to coordinate their functions and even lead to the feeling of fullness after consuming a meal.

The Stomach is important because in the mouth food that needs to be digested more gets digested in the Stomach because the Stomach makes an acid called Cyme helps dissolve un-digested food so it can be digested.