Common Misconceptions
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Digestion And Absorption

- Clear the fog of misconceptions and get a clarity of concepts.
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Diarrhoea and Dysentery
Diarrhoea and dysentery are conditions that affect the digestive system. These are thought to be the same, but actually these are very different! Let us clear the misconception by knowing the differences wrt the symptoms, causes and mode of treatment used for diarrhoea and dysentery. Here is a visual explanation for you.
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Differences between Diarrhea and Dysentery...
3 mins
A condition in which feaces are discharged from the bowel frequently and in liquid form is termed as:
A
Pneumonia
B
Diarrhoea
C
Typhoid
D
Malaria
Blood in stools + watery consistency of stools is found in a condition known as: 
A
Diarrhoea
B
Indigestion
C
Dysentery
D
Piles
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Chewing Gum is Good or Bad????
I bet you must have heard a lot of terrible things that take place inside our stomach when we swallow chewing gum. But is it really that big a deal if you forget to spit it out? Is it really true that your body can't digest chewing gum and so it just hangs around in your stomach for 7 years?
Lets find out more about the fate of an accidentally swallowed up chewing gum in the digestive system with the help of this informative video.
Here's What Happens In Your Body When You Swallow Gum | The Human Body
5 mins
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Digestion is brought about by:

A
Hormones
B
Neurotransmitters
C
Growth factors
D
Enzymes
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Stomach Gurgles = You're Hungry???
Is it true that your stomach calls out when it needs food? Yes, it is true but not always. Want to find out why our stomach make those funny, embarrassing noises sometimes? Watch the given video.
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Why Does Your Stomach Make Noises?
2 mins
The muscular contraction of the alimentary canal is known as:
A
Systole
B
Diastole
C
Peristalsis
D
Metachronal