Human Body Resources

The Stomach

Location and Appearence

The stomach is located in the digestive system on the left side of the upper abdomen. The stomach is a sack-like organ under the esophagus and above the small intestine.

Other Organs in the System

The esophagus, small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, mouth and the colon are other organs in the digestive system. The esophagus transports food from the mouth to the stomach to be digested, sent to the small intestine, which releases nutrients into the circulatory system. Then the remaining food travels to the large intestine and then is released from the body.

Facts About the Stomach

1.       Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks to prevent it from digesting itself.2.       An adult’s stomach can hold 1.5 liters of material.3.       When you blush, your stomach also turns red.4.       It takes 7 seconds for food to travel from the mouth to the stomach.5.        Your stomach acid is strong enough to digest a razor blade.

Digestive System Facts

1. An adult esophagus ranges from 10 to 14 inches in length, and 1 inch in diameter.2. We make 1 to 3 pints of saliva a day.3. Muscles contract in waves to move the food down the oesophagus. This means that food would get to a person's stomach, even if they were standing on their head4. It takes your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas and liver just to digest a glass of milk.5. An adults stomach can hold approximately 1.5 liters of material.

Function of the Digestive System and the Stomach

The digestive system breaks food down into smaller nutrients, and gets rid of food waste. The stomach digests food for the small intestine to release nutrients to the rest of the body.

Interdependence of the Digestive System and other Systems

The excretory system, the circulatory system and the digestive system all depend on eachother. The circulatory system and the digestive system rely on each other to receive and transport nutrients to the rest of the body. Without either system, the Human Body Corporation would crumble.

What Department Should be Removed

The adenoids should be removed because even though they trap bacteria, they are also prone to swelling and cause infections.

Effest of Removing the Stomach

Your body would not be able to digest food and you would eventually die of starvation.