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Stomach Surface Area's Role In Digestion

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How does the relatively small surface area of the stomach help it in it's digestion function. Thank you.

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The stomach contracts peristaltically. The strength of these contractions is dependent upon, among other things, the current distension of the stomach. So the more distended the stomach is with food, the stronger the "grinding" contractions. The stomach's relatively small size, then, allows it to be more sensitive to ...

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