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Digestive System Rev

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What is the purpose and role of the digestive system? it breaks down food in order to provide energy for the body
Which organ is not a part of the digestive system? kidney
What is the order of the digestive system? mouth - esophagus - stomach - small intestines - large intestines
What is involved in digestion in the mouth? saliva and teeth
After food leaves the mouth, it passes through the ... esophagus
Saliva contains a chemical named amylase that aids in digestion. True
Peristalsis is: the muscular contractions that move nutrients along the digestive tract
The stomach contains __________________, which break down food into smaller particles. pepsin and hydrochloric acid
What is the main role of the small intestine? absorb nutrients to be used by the body
Food passes from the stomach into the large intestine. False
The large intestines are primarily responsible for absorbing ... water
The villi are located in the _________. Small Intestine
In which organ(s) does chemical digestion take place? mouth and stomach
Which type of molecule does pepsin help digest? protein
Which structures increase the ability of the small intestine to absorb nutrients? villi
The different type(s) of digestion are: Chemical and Mechanical Digestion
The function of villi and microvilli is to: create more area in the small intestine for nutrient absorption
Created by: mrslafond
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