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Digestive tract



Passageway of food that begins at the mouth down to the throat, esophagus, stomach, intestines, and finally to the anus


The major functions of digestive tract include ingestion and/or mastication, digestion, absorption, and egestion.


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Things that cause cancer (in modern humans who live longer)

... the gut epithelium and mostly increases the cancer rate in the lower digestive tract. However, mutations happening in the gut do not get passed on to the children, since ...

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by biohazard
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Things that cause cancer (in modern humans who live longer)
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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... from and which others seem to be able to excrete. So in the future, digestive systems in the shape of the golden arches. 3)It is beneficial to ... in our genes. Imagine, there's this guy, and he's born with a digestive tract that keeps him perfectly healthy no matter how much macdonalds he eats, ...

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by andreassiege
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... this selective process to occur, there has to be a fully functioning digestive system so that when the food gets eaten, the nutrients travel down ... the body can make. OR The genes that codes for the entire digestive tract that provides the cell with the amino acids that body can't make but ...

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by scottie
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

... and allows the food to stay in my stomach longer before leaving for my digestive tract, giving it time to rot- hence the smell. The gas is caused from fermintation, I can actually ...

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by mitchpmk
Sat May 12, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes
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Re: Thalidomide

... Heart birth defects Kidney malformation Genital malformation Digestive tract and nervous system impairment Source: thalidomide birth defects

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by TonyF
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Thalidomide
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