Thierry Berrod, Mona Lisa Production/ Science Photo Library
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Stomach, X-ray artwork. The stomach (lower centre) is the organ that receives food from the oesophagus (gullet, upper left) and passes it onwards to the intestines. The stomach contains gastric juices, including hydrochloric acid, that break the food down to aid later digestion and absorption of nutrients. This X-ray artwork also shows the bones of the skeleton, including the rib-cage and the backbone. The black fluid entering the stomach could represent food, or a barium meal being used to diagnose disorders of the digestive system.
September 16th, 2018
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