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Digestion: simple

Digestion: making things simple

What is the Epiglottis? Each time a human swallows, it closes over the tracia to make sure that food goes to the stomach.
What are Nutrients? The fuel the body needs to keep going. They are used for growth, repair and fighting disease. There are 6 different types.
What are Muscular Contractions? Parastalsis, it moves food through the digestive tract.
What are Enzymes? An enzyme is a special protein produced by the body, it helps break down nutrients into forms that the body can use.
What is Amylase? Amylase helps break down starch in food to simple sugar.
What is Sugar (glucose)? Sugar gives the body energy, it is a simple carbohydrate.
What are Cells? Cells are the basic unit of life.
What is the Esophageal sphincter? A ring of muscle that helps keep food that has been swallowed where it should be, in the stomach.
What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are used for fuel, the basic carbohydrates are sugar and starch.
What is Saliva? Saliva is produced by salivary glands, it helps moisten food to make it easier to digest.
What is Mechanical Digestion? Mechanical digestion is the tearing, grinding and mixing that goes on in your mouth while you're chewing food.
Created by: griffincady