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Digestion

Health

TermDefinition
Digestion The process by which the body breaks down food into smaller pieces that can be absorbed by the blood and sent to each cell in your body.
Digestive system The group of organs that work together to break down foods into substances that your cells can use.
Saliva A digestive juice produced by the salivary glands in your mouth.
Enzyme A substance that aids in the bodies chemical reaction.
Small Intestine A coiled tube from 20-23 feet long in which about 90% of digestion takes place.
Colon A tube 5-6 feet in length that plays a part in both digestion and excretion.
Excretion The process the body uses to get rid of waste.
Excretory System The group of organs that work together to remove wastes.
Kidneys Are organs that remove waste material, including salts, from the blood.
Liver A digestive gland that secretes a substance called bile, which helps to digest fats.
Pancreas A gland that helps the small intestines by producing pancreatic juice, a blend of enzymes that breaks down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Created by: agustafson40