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Fluid mechanics of eating, swallowing and digestion - overview and perspectives.
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PMID:  23233019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
From a very simplistic viewpoint, the human digestive system can be regarded as a long tube (with dramatic variations in diameter, cross-section, wall properties, pumping mechanisms, regulating valves and in-line sensors). We single out a few fluid mechanical phenomena along the trajectory of a food bolus from the mouth to the small intestine and discuss how they influence sensorial perception, safe transport, and nutrient absorption from a bolus. The focus is on lubrication flows between the tongue and palate, the oropharyngeal stage of swallowing and effects of flow on absorption in the small intestine. Specific challenges and opportunities in this research area are highlighted.
Jan Engmann; Adam S Burbidge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food & function     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2042-650X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Funct     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101549033     Medline TA:  Food Funct     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, PO Box 44, 1000 Lausanne 26, Switzerland.
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