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panda gut bacteria
2015-05-19 13:12:04

Pandas eat bamboo all day not because they're fat and lazy (ok-maybe they are), but because their tummies just can't digest the fibrous plant.

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2015-05-19 10:24:14

Snakes aren't so bad... The body changes in a Burmese python after it eats are controlled by alterations in gene expression, and this research could help us better understand how the human body works.

dog saliva
2015-04-27 16:55:32

Dog owners should be familiar with this: You get a small cut while chopping vegetables and suddenly your dog is on you like a shark to blood (or like Kanye to himself). Some people let their dogs lick their wounds because it’s said to promote healing and because “their mouths are cleaner than ours,” but if everything the general populace knew as a fact were true, half of us would be dead from daddy longlegs bites and swimming after eating.

2014-12-18 23:02:34

New from the #1 Natural Digestive Care Company, Renew Life introduces Digest Smart, a line of high potency digestive enzyme supplements that help alleviate gas, bloating, and indigestion, and

2014-12-09 23:07:35

The chemical composition of the stomach has much to do with effective weight control, expert says.

turkey vulture
2014-11-28 03:15:53

How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals?

human gut for biolfuels
2014-09-25 03:00:14

Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.

2014-09-04 23:06:16

PFC Fitness Camp And The World’s Foremost Nutritionist, Randall R.


Latest Digestion Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

Mouth
2013-03-05 14:37:32

The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system which takes in food and mixes it with saliva produced by glands located in the mouth. Formation and Orientation The first part of the mouth is the mouth cavity which contains the teeth and is limited by the lips, the roof, which is the hard and soft palate, and the floor of the mouth. This is the space where food is kept before it moves on to the esophagus. The orifice of the mouth is the line between the lower and upper lips and is...

Small Intestine
2013-03-04 15:13:09

The small intestine is the part of the digestive tract that follows the stomach and is followed by the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average between 22 feet 6 inches and 24 feet 4 inches. It is composed of three distinct structural parts; the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the part of the intestine where most chemical breakdown happens; it is also the shortest part of the intestine. It starts at the duodenal bulb and stops...

Stomach
2013-03-04 14:34:35

The stomach is the hollow organ that helps along digestion after mastication (chewing). It is the next step after the esophagus and before the small intestines. Formation and Orientation The stomach is composed of four parts. The cardia is the first part of the stomach in the digestive tract. It is the part of the stomach that allows the food to empty from the esophagus. The most northern part of the stomach is the Fundus. This section is the part that creates the curved part of the...

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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.