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Alimentary tract



The digestive tract where food (bolus) passes through so that the nutriment is digested and absorbed into the blood whereas the indigestible or nonessential portion is eliminated as waste


The physiological roles of the alimentary canal include:


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  • Alimentary tract smear

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Re: whales

... mammal become a deep sea diving creature which has a protein digesting alimentary canal, OR a cellulose digesting one? The two things are widely ... about these novel creatures called omnivores, they have a digestive tract longer then a carnivore, yet shorter then a herbivore. Interestingly ...

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by Chroma
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:30 am
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Re: Digestion

... C of that stuff in your mouth :D higher temperature actually helps the alimentary track and the digestive tract on the peristalsis

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by volcob
Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:20 am
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... coliforms including E coli are present in numerous numbers in our alimentary tract. We have actually more E coli in our body than the number of human cells!!! Makes us ...

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