Chyme

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What is Chyme?

Chyme is a thick semi-fluid mass of partly digested food and digestive juices that are formed when the body is digesting and breaking down food.

Chyme consists of partially digested food, water, hydrochloric acid, and various digestive enzymes.

The aim of chyme is to promote the release of secretions from various digestive glands and to make it easier for digestive enzymes to break down the food further. This makes it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients.

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