Digestion FAQs:

Q: Is Digestion the breakdown of large insoluble food molecules into small water-soluble food molecules so that they can be absorbed into the watery blood plasma?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Digestion a complex process controlled by several factors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Digestion occurring?

A: Yes, and mechanical mixing occurs by peristalsis, which is waves of muscular contractions that move along the stomach wall.

Q: Is Digestion a multistage process in the digestive system?

A: Yes, and starting from ingestion of raw materials, most often other organisms.

Q: Is Digestion a form of catabolism that is often divided into two processes based on how food is broken down: mechanical and chemical digestion?

A: Yes.