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Chapter 15 Digestion

calorie amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree
glucose sugar or energy in a cell
digestion process by which your body breaks down food into small nutrient molecules
saliva fluid released when your mouth waters
esophagus a muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach
peristalsis involuntary waves of muscle contractions
stomach a J-shaped muscular pouch located in the abdomen that aids in chemical and mechanical digestion
small intestine part of the digestive tract where most chemical digestion takes place
liver this is the largest organ inside the body and it produces bile
gallbladder the organ that stores bile
villi tiny, finger-like structures inside the small intestine that absorb nutrient molecules
large intestine last section of the digestive system that absorbs water into the bloodstream
Created by: carlocrew