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Digestion Process

Digestive Tract/ System

Digestion The process of breaking down food into a form that the body can use.
Enzyme A chemical that helps speed up the breaking down of food.
Salivary Glands Glands that produce saliva, which contain enzymes.
Pharynx Back of your throat.
Esophagus A tube that the bolus travels through to get to your stomach.
Bolus A chewed up ball of food.
Peristalsis The movement that pushes the food through your body.
Stomach An organ that produces hydrochloric acid and helps break down food.
Chyme The milkshake like substance in your stomach.
Liver The organ that produces bile/cleans blood.
Pancreas Produces pancreatic juices and enzymes.
Gall Bladder Stores bile.
Small Intestine Where the villi take the nutrients out of the food.
Appendix Does nothing in your body.
Large Intestine Remove the moisture from the waste.
Colon Large Intestine
Rectum Last part of the Large Intestine.
Anus Where the waste is eliminated.
Alimentary Canal Digestive Tract.
Types of Digestion Physical, Mechanical, Chemical
Created by: jmontague