What does it do?
Its job is to mix and mash food.
How does it work?
Stomach cells make strong acid and enzymes. It helps break down protein in food. The partially digested food moves to the small intestine.
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- Your Digestive System & How it Works. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/digestive-system-how-it-works. Published December 2017. Accessed December 10, 2020.