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    Apr 2, 2019, 07:53 AM
    How does the digestive system know what's inside itself?
    In other words, how do the stomach and intestines detect what substances are within themselves?
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    Apr 2, 2019, 09:12 AM
    Article Index. The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. Inside this tube is a lining called the mucosa. ... Two solid organs, the liver, and the pancreas produce digestive juices that reach the intestine through small tubes.
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    Apr 2, 2019, 02:30 PM
    That is the beauty of the body. Amazing thing isn't it. Receptors in the stomach and intestines use a variety of receptors to determine what is available and what is needed. Search "Physiology of the body".
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248791.php

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