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Physiology

Respiratory and Digestive Systems

TermDefinition
Mastication To grind, crush and chew food
Peristalsis Contraction and relaxation of the intestines or oesophagus to move contents
Assimilation The absorption of nutrients into the body after digestion
Egestion The process of discharging undigested or waste material from a cell or organism
Digestion The process of breaking down food by mechanical or enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body
Created by: perry.jones