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Digestive Level 2

All the vocabulary for Level 1 of the Digestive system menu2

TermDefinition
water The most essential nutrient. It provides the fluid to carry materials around the body.
fat "Also called lipids
protein "This type of nutrient is used for growth
amino acids The building blocks that make up proteins.
carbohydrates "This nutrient provides the main source of energy for your body. The 3 types of this nutrient are starches
vitamins This type of nutrient is needed in small amounts to regulate body functions and prevent some diseases. This nutrient can be fat-soluble or water-soluble.
minerals "A type of nutrient that is inorganic (no carbon atoms) that helps regulate various processes in the body. Includes iron
fat soluble This type of vitamin can be stored for later use by the body.
water soluble "This type of vitamin is not stored by the body - the extra is just excreted each day
accessory organs "Organs that are necessary for digestion
peristalsis The squeezing muscle movements that move food through the organs of the digestive system.
villi "Tiny finger-like projections on the walls of the small intestine
epiglottis The small flap at the top of the esophagus that prevents food from going down the trachea (windpipe).
Created by: OMSscience8