The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestine, and functions to digest food into small particles, which pass into the small intestine for additional digestion and absorption into the bloodstream.
Reviewed last on: 10/20/2008
Christine Lee, MD, Department of Surgery, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed byDavid Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.