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Systems Vocabulary

Digestive and Nervous System Vocabulary

Nutrient A substance in food that the body uses for energy, for growth and repair, or for working well
Digestion The changing of food into forms that the body can use
Saliva The liquid in the mouth that makes chewed food wet and begins digestion
Enzyme A chemical that helps your digestive system change food into nutrients
Esophagus The tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach
Small intestine The organ of the digestive system in which most digestion takes place
Sense Organ A body part that has special nerve cells that gather information about the surroundings
Nerve Cell A cell that gathers and carries information in the body
Nerve Ending A tiny branch of a nerve cell that gathers information
Spinal Cord A thick bundle of nerves that connects the brain and nerves throughout the body
Created by: stignatiusgrade4