Stomach and the esophagus

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Stomach and the esophagus

  1. 1. Stomach and the Esophagus
  2. 2. What is the function of the esophagus?Answer• this is in its simplest form, its a tube running from the throat to the stomach.
  3. 3. • The tube that connects the pharynx (throat) with the stomach. The esophagus lies between the trachea (windpipe) and the spine. It passes down the neck, pierces the diaphragm just to the left of the midline, and joins the cardiac (upper) end of the stomach. In an adult, the esophagus is about 25 centimeters (10 inches) long. When a person swallows, the muscular walls of the esophagus contract to push food down into the stomach. Glands in the lining of the esophagus produce mucus, which keeps the passageway moist and facilitates swallowing.
  4. 4. • Food is passed through the esophagus by using the process of peristalsis. Specifically, it connects the pharynx, which is the body cavity that is common to the digestive factory and respiratory system with the stomach, where the second stage of digestion is initiated. The passage food takes from mechanical digestion in the mouth to digestion in the stomach. Its function though is to help and provide a place for the food to travel down to your stomach
  5. 5. Picture And Parts of the Esophagus

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