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the process in which food is broken down and is turned into small nutrient molucules digestion
process in which nutrient molucules pass through the wall of your digestive system into your blood absorption
plays an important roll in both chemical and mechanical digestion saliva
protiens that speed up chemical reactions in the body enzyme
seals off your windpipe, preventong the food from entering epiglottis
a muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach esophagus
a thick, slippery substance produced by the body mucus
involutary waves of muscle contraction peristalis
expands when you swallow food most chemical and mechanical digestion takes place here stomach
part of the digestion system where most chemical digestion takes place small intestine
breaks down medicine and eliminates nitrogen from body ;produces bile liver
breaks up fat particles bile
the organ that stores bile gall bladder
produces enzymes that flow into the small intestine and help breakdown starches,protiens,and fats pancreas
fingerlike structures that line the inside of the small intestine villus
last section of the digestive system it contains bacteria that feed on the material passing through; reasorption of water large intestine
here waste material is compressed into a smaller form rectum
a muscular opening at the end of the rectum anus
rings of muscles that help push food through the digestive tract sphincter
intestinal gases flatus
semisolid remains feces
Created by: cbwalker