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Digestive System Case Study

My prezi will focus on the human digestive system and how James is effected by food poisoning.

sean hopkins

on 17 April 2010

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Digestive System Case Study The Human Digestive System James Organs involved in Digestion The following are key organs in digestion. The mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. Physical Changes The physical changes that food goes through when it's digested involve, the mixing of food with water, the crushing and chopping of pieces of food by the teeth, or the mixing of food as its squeezed along the gut. Chemical Changes(the role of enzymes) The chemical changes that food undergo occur when the food come in contact with digestive enzymes. The enzymes chemically break down, protiens, carbohydrates, and fats into forms that can easily be absorbed by the body such as: glycerol, fatty acids, amino acids, sugar maltose. Intracellular Digestion Intracellular digestion occurs within a cell. The cell will take in nutrients that still need to be broken down so they can be used. Extracellular Digestion Extracellular digestion occurs outside the cells. Cells will dump enzymes into a environment to digest food. The pancreas will dump digestive enzymes into the small intestine to finish digesting carbohydrates, fats, and protiens. Why did Kim tell James the he would be sick after eating the raw pork? Kim told James he would be sick because she must have known that raw meat isnt sterile so it easily could have been contaminated. Contaminated raw meat could lead to James having food poisoning or other diseases. What may have caused James to be sick, according to the symptoms? According to the symptoms the cause of James illness was the raw meat. The raw meat was most likely contaminated with harmful bacteria. The harmful bacteria would result in James having food posioning which would cause James fever, cramps, and severe diarrhea. Food Poisonings Effect on the Body Aside from James other symptoms the food poisoning could effect James body by causeing him to have nausea, vomiting, or dehydration. In severe cases he could get early signs of shock, signs of severe dehydration, confusion, or difficulty reasoning. Sources http://www.mamashealth.com/stomach/foodpois.asp
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