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Oesophagus

by OtomeCHS
Last updated 6 years ago

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Life Science

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Oesophagus

The Oesophagus, also known as the gullet, is a long and narrow tube joing the mouth and the stomach.

Oesophagus

The Oesophagus, does not have any digestion taking place. The function of the Oesophagus is just to tansport the food down to the stomach with the muscles in it. By contracting and relaxing, the muscles produce a wave-like movement to move the food downwards and into the stomach. The movement of the muscles is called - PERISTALSIS! Peristalsis also takes place in the stomach where the digested food move towards the duodenum.

Move on to the Stomach!


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