How does food travel up the esophagus to the stomach and intestines when your body is in a horizontal position?

How does food travel up the esophagus to the stomach and intestines when your body is in a horizontal position?

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answers (2)

Answer 1
January, 2021

The intestines, esophagus, and other soft-walled tubes in the human body can contract and push the contents in the right direction. Rigid-walled tubes such as the bronchi have cilia that move contents such as phlegm to clear the lungs.

Answer 2
January, 2021

Due to the peristaltic movements of the walls of the digestive tract. Actively pushes content, in a word. Well, cutting off the reverse movement by any sphincters between separate "compartments" works.

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