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By: Priscilla Clayton: Words used to define the body's process of digestion

The small intestine is the body's what? Major digestive organ
What are the three subdivisions? Duodenum, Jejunum, & Ileum.
During Gastrointestinal processes, what is Ingestion? In which food must be placed into the mouth before it can be acted on. An active voluntary process.
The action Propulsion means? Foods are to be processed more than one digestive organ.
A Propulisive action that involves alternating waves of contraction and relaxation of the muscles in the organ wall is what? Peristalsis.
Segmentation? May help to propel foodstuffs through the small intestine , it normally only moves food back and forth across the internal wall of the organ, serving to mix it with digestive juices.
Chemical digestion is what? The sequence of steps in which large food molecules are broken down to their building blocks by enzymes(protein molecules that act as catalysts.)
Defecation has the main importance of digestion. What is it's purpose? Is the elimination of indigestible substances from the body via the anus in the form of feces.
Absorption in the intestinal process does what? Transport of digested end products from the lumen of the GI tract to the blood or lymph.
What are the building blocks? They are the carbohydrates-monosaccharides or simple sugars. Glucose, fructose, and galactose. Sucrose, lactose, maltose, and starch also known as polysaccharide. Disaccharides or double sugars.
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