A close examination of the mechanical and chemical digestive processes that break down food in the stomach.
- The stomach is located on the left side of the abdomen.
- The stomach is a hollow sac with a heavily folded lining that expands when you eat.
- The stomach carries out mechanical and chemical digestion before the food is released into the sphincter.
- Glands within the wall of the stomach secrete hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes.