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Stomach Facts

A organ of the digestion system

  • The Stomach is involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication (chewing).
  • It is located between the esophagus and the small intestine.
  • The stomach secretes protein-digesting enzymes called proteases.
  • The word stomach is derived from the Latin stomachus.
  • People can live even without a stomach for sometime, in case if it was removed because of a disease.
  • The stomach has Hydrochloric Acid which kills bacteria and provides acidic conditions to the enzyme protease.
  • The frog throws up its stomach first. Hence, its stomach is dangling out of its mouth.
  • A Starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
  • A Moth has no stomach.
  • Burping is a way of removing air that is swallowed into the stomach.
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