Category: The Body

Mouth

Tanno and Iguda have been shrunk down in their minisub called the Microwidget. They’re using it to travel inside the body of their friend Professor Wendy and find out why she’s feeling ill. The Microwidget is small enough that they…

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Stomach

After Tanno and Iguda were swallowed, they travelled down a tube called the oesophagus that joins the back of the throat with the stomach, where digestion of food continues. The stomach walls contain muscle which, when it contracts, churns the…

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Heart

Tanno and Iguda are travelling around Professor Wendy’s body in her bloodstream. The blood is being pumped through the blood vessels by a large muscular organ called the heart. All heart diagrams are drawn as if you are looking at…

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Lungs

The lungs are the major organs responsible for getting oxygen into the blood and removing carbon dioxide as a person breathes. Breathing is the movement of gases into and out from the lungs, and is also called ‘ventilation’. Breathing in…

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Pancreas

The pancreas has two very important (and very different) jobs. One of these is to make digestive enzymes, which are released down a tube called the pancreatic duct into the small intestine. This is the opening Tanno and Iguda first…

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