Digestive system Current Affairs, GK & News

Digestive System

The digestive system performs four functions viz. ingestion, digestion, absorption and elimination.  Ingestion is intake of food. Digestion is of two types viz. mechanical (food is broken down into smaller pieces, this begins as soon as we put food in our mouth) and chemical (use of enzymes and acids to break down consumed food). Absorption ..

2019 World Liver Day (WLD) observed on April 19

The World Liver Day (WLD) is observed every year on 19th of April to build awareness and understanding how important liver is for our body. The liver is a complex and one of the biggest organs in the body and plays a very important role. Survival without a liver is impossible. All the food that ..

Topics: 

Scientists discover mesentery, a new human organ in digestive system

Scientists from Ireland have claimed discovery of a new human organ named the mesentery that exists in the digestive system. It will be human body’s 79th organ. Mesentery connects the intestine to the abdomen.  The organ was previously thought to consist of fragmented and disparate structures. Key Facts Mesentery is a fold of the peritoneum ..

Month: 

Topics: 

Information on EndoBarrier®

The EndoBarrier® Gastrointestinal Liner is a breakthrough product designed to help patients regain control of type 2 diabetes and obesity. The EndoBarrier has received European CE mark approval and is commercially available in Chile, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. EndoBarrier is an implanted sleeve, that looks like a giant sausage skin, which they ..

Month: 

Topics: