Why do we fart? What is a fart and how does it happen?

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Why do we fart? What is a fart and how does it happen?

Digestive System:

The Digestive system is divided into the upper (UGIT) and lower gastrointestinal tract (LGIT). The primary function is to break down food into small molecules enabling its absorption. The following structures form it:

UGIT: mouth (oral cavity), esophagus, stomach, liver, and gallbladder.

LGIT: large intestine and small intestine.

Digestive tract and its structures

Answer and Explanation:

Farting, also called flatulence, is gas produced from digestion. It is a physiological process experienced every day on a range of 5 to 15 times a...

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Assimilation of Food in the Digestive System

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