A Visual Introduction to Human Anatomy

Use the Visible Body Learn Site’s text, illustrations, and animations to learn and communicate basic human biology concepts. Enjoy!

The structures of the digestive system

Anatomy & Physiology of Digestion: 10 Facts That Explain How the Body Absorbs Nutrients

What does the digestive system do? The digestive system is a kind of processing plant inside the body. It pulls in food and pushes it through organs and structures where the processing happens. The fuels we need are extracted, and the digestive system discards the rest.  What are the 6 processes of the digestive system? What is the alimentary canal? How does the stomach break down food? What is peristalsis?