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3. Throat

After the food has been chewed and your saliva has begun to break it down, it enters the throat or pharynx -- the third step in the digestion process. Food doesn't normally stay here long (unless you choke, which is not helpful for digestion!); this is just a quick stop on the journey. Food travels from the mouth, through the throat when we swallow, and then on to the esophagus.

parts of Digestion

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