An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See Digestion, and Gastric juice, under Gastric.
The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef.
an organ that stores food, digests food, and sends it slowly to the small intestine. The stomach also produces certain chemicals that help you absorb certain vitamins.
main organ of digestion which lies between the esophagus and the small intestine.
sack-like structure within the anterior end of the cephalothorax that functions primarily as a storehouse for food before it is digested
Bag-like, expandable digestive organ between the esophagus (throat) and the small intestine; in birds, the stomach has two parts: the proventriculus (upper storage area) and gizzard (lower grinding area).
Greek stomachos = gullet or oesophagus, later applied to the wider part of the digestive tract just below the diaphragm; adjective - gastric.
section of the digestive tract.
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An organ that is part of the digestive system. It helps in the digestion of food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid. When food is swallowed, it passes first to the stomach, where the gastric juices start to digest it. After about one hour, the partly digested food moves on to the small intestine.
1 : Organ which digests food, a dilatation of the alimentary canal which connects on the top with the esophagus and on the bottom with the duodenum via a valve called the Pylorus and being typically a simple often curved sac with an outer serous coat, a strong complex muscular wall that contracts rhythmically, and a mucous lining membrane that contains gastric glands 2 : the part of the body that contains the stomach : BELLY, ABDOMEN
The organ of the digestive system that breaks down swallowed particles of food. It is lined with small hard plates and projections which aid digestion.
large, curved organ located to the ventral right of the liver; holds and prepares food for digestion in the small intestine
major organ in the digestive system that holds food and prepares it for absorption in the small intestine
Located in the upper part of the abdomen and in front the pancreas, the stomach is a saclike organ that connects from the esophagus to the small intestine. The stomach stores and assists in the breakdown of food.
an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
an appetite for food; "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
A muscular pouch attached to the bottom of the esophagus where food is stored while it is being prepared for digestion and nutrient extraction in the small intestine.
The large, irregularly shaped sac that is found between the esophagus and the small intestine.
Located in the upper central portion of the abdomen, between the esophagus and small intestine the stomach produces gastric juices (acid) which break down proteins to begin the process of digestion. (Cancer)
a storage organ of the digestive system where protein digestion starts
the organ located between the esophagus and the small intestine where digestion of food occurs before passing to the small intestine.
The organ that receives the swallowed food. It is the beginning structure of the digestive system. Sometimes incorrectly used to refer to the abdomen in general.
A saclike organ that digests food.
The part of the vertebrate gut system that follows the esophagus. It is expanded to form a chamber, and its walls secrete pepsinogen, giving rise to pepsin, rennin, and hydrochloric acid. Gastric secretions also include mucin, which lubricates the food mass that is passed a little at a time to the small intestine via the pyloric sphincter.
The sack-like part of an animal where digestion takes place.
An organ that is part of the digestive system. The stomach helps digest food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid.
a sack-like, muscular organ that is attached to the esophagus. Both chemical and mechanical digestion takes place in the stomach. When food enters the stomach, it is churned in a bath of acids and enzymes.
organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. The stomach is where digestion of protein begins.
The muscular organ between the esophagus and small intestine that stores, mixes, and digests food and controls the passage of food into the small intestine. PICTURE
Organ of the digestive system which digests food and absorbs water. Lymphoma can sometimes develop in the stomach.
a sac-like digestive organ into which food goes
Pear-shaped enlargement of the alimentary canal linking the oesophagus to the small intestine. Where food digestion begins.
a sac-like organ with muscular walls that holds, mixes, and grinds food. The stomach secretes acid and enzymes that continue the process of breaking down the food.
A large sac-like organ that is divided into two chambers used in the digestion and sorting of food particles. !-- assign table width based on how this page is called close_it();
breaks down food for the body to use
The sac-shaped digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upper part of the stomach connects to the esophagus, and the lower part leads into the small intestine. See the entire definition of Stomach
The stomach is an organ used to digest food. It has a saclike shape and is located between the esophagus and the intestines. It changes size and shape according to its position in the body and the amount of food inside. Food enters the stomach from the esophagus. Once food enters the stomach, gastric juices are used to break down the food. The other end of the stomach empties into the small intestine. Small Intestine The small intestine is the upper part of the intestine, where the most extensive part of digestion occurs. Most food products are absorbed in the small intestine. The lining of the small intestine secretes a hormone called secretin, which stimulates the pancreas to produce digestive enzymes.
located in prosoma, acts as a sucking pump; special muscle arrangement around stomach allow digestive enzymes to be pressed out and liquefied tissue to be sucked in
enzyme-producing organ that breaks down food into chyme in the frog
The organ responsible for preparing food for digestion.
This organ serves to breakdown and store food.
portion of the alimentary tract involved in the digestion process.
A pouch-like organ that connects the esophagus to the small intestine. It receives swallowed food and secretes juices high in acid to break down food.
The gut swings to the left as the stomach, which in the region of the liver, becomes small intestine.
The sac-like organ of the digestive system. It helps digest food by churning it and mixing it with acids to break it down into smaller pieces.
A hollow, muscular, J-shaped pouch located in the upper part of the abdomen to the left of the midline. The upper end (fundus) is large and dome-shaped; the area just below the fundus is called the body of the stomach. The fundus and the body are often referred to as the cardiac portion of the stomach. The lower (pyloric) portion curves downward and to the right and includes the antrum and the pylorus. The function of the stomach is to begin digestion by physically breaking down food received from the esophagus. The tissues of the stomach wall are composed of three types of muscle fibers: circular, longitudinal and oblique. These fibers create structural elasticity and contractibility, both of which are needed for digestion. The stomach mucosa contains cells which secrete hydrochloric acid and this in turn activates the other gastric enzymes pepsin and rennin. To protect itself from being destroyed by its own enzymes, the stomach's mucous lining must constantly regenerate itself.
A muscular pouch that helps in the digestion of food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid.
In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÎ¼Î±Ï‡Î¿Ï‚) is an organ of the gastrointestinal tract involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication.