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digestive system

largest and heaviest organ inside the body liver
fluid released when the mouth waters that plays an important role in both mechanical and chemical digestion saliva
tiny finger shaped structures that cover the inner surface of the small intestine and provide a large surface area where digested food is absorbed villi
short section at the end of the large intestine where waste material is compressed into solid form (poop)before being eliminated rectum
indication on a food label of how the nutritional content of a food fits into the diet of a person who consumes a total of 2000 calories a day percent daily value
opening at the end the digestive system through which wastes are eliminated anus
thick slippery substance produced by the body mucus
an amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree c calorie
triangular organ that produces enzymes that flow into the small intestine pancreas
the last section of the digestive system were water is absorbed from food large intestine
j-shaped muscular pouch located in the abdomen that expands to hold all of the food that is swallowed stomach
flap of tissue that seals off the windpipe and prevents food from entering epiglottis
part of the digestive system in which most chemical digestion takes place small intestine
process by which nutrient molecules pass through the wall of the digestive system into the blood absorption
organ that stores bile after it is produced in the liver gallbladder
involuntary waves of muscle contraction that keep food moving along in one direction through the digestive system. peristalsis
process by which the body breaks down food into nutrients digestion
muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach esophagus
Created by: rskonieczny98