What is the difference between stomach and tummy?

The terms stomach and tummy are generally used to mean the same thing. The stomach or tummy is just one piece of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. The stomach is located between the oesophagus and the small intestine.

Food travels from the oesophagus into the stomach. The food is then digested by acids and enzymes which are secreted by the stomach, much like a concrete mixer, churning and mixing food to enhance digestion. Once the food is digested it passes from the stomach to the small intestine.

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