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Once the food is small enough, the organic compounds move into the blood stream. Where does the...

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Once the food is small enough, the organic compounds move into the blood stream. Where does the blood take the food?

The Digestive System:

The major role of the digestive system is providing the body with requested nutrients through the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into small molecules that are absorbed into the bloodstream. The average length of the human digestive system is 9 meters and the small intestine is a major site of food absorption.

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The first site the digestion takes place in the mouth. Saliva plays an important role in breaking down complex sugar molecules into smaller and more...

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