How do you appreciate stomach as a churning machine. How does this coordination goon?
A. 1) The stomach acts like a washing machine, churning the food around to break it into even smaller pieces.
2) Mechanical mixing of food in stomach occurs by peristalsis, which is waves of muscular contractions that move along the stomach wall.
3) This allows the mass of food to further mix with the digestive enzymes.
4) Due to churning of food in stomach, a mixture that resembles thick cream called chyme is formed.
5) Hence we can call stomach as a churning machine.