I have pain in the lower left portion of my stomach, what could it be?
Knowing the anatomical placement of organs in the stomach, lower left quadrant pain could be due to inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small organ on the ascending colon. When inflamed due to different factors such as infection , it can cause pain for the patient. Sometimes the appendix can be remedied with medication but it could also be fixed with the removal of the organ.
What provides energy for a cell?
The "powerhouse" for a cell would be the mitochondria. They look like lima beans when under the microscope. It has an outer membrane, inner membrane and a matrix. The take in nutrients and in turn produce ATP which provides energy for the cell.
Explain the route of food from consumption to defecation.
Food is what provides nutrition to our bodies and it goes through numerous organs from consumption to defecation. Think of this as a long continues from the mouth to the anus. They are as follows: 1) mouth 2) esophagus 3) stomach 4) Small Intestines ( which include the duodenum, jejunum, ileum ) 5) large intestines ( which include the ascending, transverse, and descending colon) 6) Rectum 7) Anus All of these organs have special characteristics that help with breaking down food and also absorbing any nutrients our bodies need.