APPENDICITIS Case Study

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The human digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food. In order to use the food we eat, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that it can process; it also has to excrete waste. Most of the digestive organs (like the stomach and intestines) are tube-like and contain the food as it makes its way through the body. The digestive system is essentially a long, twisting tube that runs from the mouth to the anus, plus a few other organs (like the liver and pancreas) that produce or store digestive chemicals.

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APPENDICITISCase StudySubmitted by:Shayne Marie C. AponGroup 1, BSN 4BSubmitted to:Ms. Jennifer LedesmaClinical InstructorANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGYDigestive systemThe human digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food. Inorder to use the food we eat, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that itcan process; it also has to excrete waste.Most of the digestive organs (like the stomach and intestines) are tube-like and contain the foodas it makes its way through the body. The digestive system is essentially a long, twisting tubethat runs from the mouth to the anus, plus a few other organs (like the liver and pancreas) thatproduce or store digestive chemicals.The Digestive Process:The start of the process - the mouth: The digestive process begins in the mouth. Food is partlybroken down by the process of chewing and by the chemical action of salivary enzymes (theseenzymes are produced by the salivary glands and break down starches into smaller molecules).On the way to the stomach: the esophagus - After being chewed and swallowed, the foodenters the esophagus. The esophagus is a long tube that runs from the mouth to the stomach. Ituses rhythmic, wave-like muscle movements (called peristalsis) to force food from the throat intothe stomach. This muscle movement gives us the ability to eat or drink even when we're upsidedown.In the stomach - The stomach is a large, sack-like organ that churns the food and

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