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Digestive System

How you breathe

substances that enable the body to move, grow, and maintain homeostasis nutrients
the process of breaking down food into usable materials digestion
performs complex jobs of moving and breaking down food digestive system
material is moved through the digestive system by wavelike contractions of smooth muscles peristalsis
when muscles contract inwaves to force food down this part esophagus
a physical breaking down of food mechanical digestion
uses chemicals like enzymes or acid to break down food chemical digestion
a protein catalyst that makes chemical reactions happen faster enzyme
final digestion and absorption happen here small intestine
its jobs are water conservation and solid waste management large intestine
breaks down starches/glucose (sugar) salivary amylase
the muscle behind the mechanical digestion rugae
acid that produces cells hydrochloric acid
consistancy chyme
big folds villi
small folds micro-villi
vestigal organ appendix
makes bile liver
stores bile gallbladder
makes baking soda-neutralizes pancreas
Created by: candygurl1319