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digestion

The process that breaks down food into small molecules that can be absorbed by blood is called __________.

monomers

Digestion breaks macro molecules down into __________ that can be absorbed by blood.

mechanical

When food is chewed, mixed, and churned __________ digestion is taking place.

chemical

When food is broken down by enzymes or acid, __________ digestion is taking place.

enzyme

An __________ is a type of protein that speeds up the rate of chemical reaction in your body.

enzymes

Many __________ are involved in the chemical digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

accessory

Food does not pass through the __________ organs which include the salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

mouth

The __________ is where digestion begins.

esophagus

The __________ is a muscular tube that moves food to the stomach using peristalsis, or waves of muscle contractions.

peristalsis

Food moves through your digestive system by waves of muscle contractions called __________.

stomach

In the __________, food is mechanically digested by peristalsis and chemically digested by enzymes and hydrochloric acid.

mechanically

In the stomach, food is __________ digested by peristalsis and chemically digested by enzymes and hydrochloric acid.

chemically

In the stomach, food is mechanically digested by peristalsis and __________ digested by enzymes and hydrochloric acid.

small intestine

The __________ __________ is lined with villi which increase surface area to help with the absorption of nutrients. This is where most digestion takes place.

villi

The small intestine is lined with __________ which increase surface area to help with the absorption of nutrients.

blood

Once nutrients are absorbed by the villi they are then transported to all body cells by the __________.

surface area

The small intestine contains villi which increase __________ __________ to help with the absorption of nutrients.

large intestine

The main function of the __________ __________ is to re-absorb water before eliminating solid waste.

chyme

The liquid mixture of food, water, and digestive enzymes produced by the stomach is called __________.

water

The main function of the large intestine is to re-absorb __________ before eliminating solid waste.

rectum

The __________ and anus control the release of solid wastes from the body.

Bacteria

__________ live in your large intestine and make vitamins from undigested food.

vitamins

Bacteria live in your large intestine and make __________ from undigested food.

esophagus

This picture shows which part of the digestive system?

stomach

This picture shows which part of the digestive system?

small intestine

This picture shows which part of the digestive system?

liver

This picture shows which part of the digestive system?

gall bladder

This picture shows which part of the digestive system?

large intestine

This picture shows which part of the digestive system?

rectum

This picture shows which part of the digestive system?

mouth

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "A" pointing to?

esophagus

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "D" pointing to?

liver

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "F" pointing to?

gall bladder

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "G" pointing to?

stomach

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "H" pointing to?

pancreas

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "I" pointing to?

small intestine

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "M" pointing to?

large intestine

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "K" pointing to?

appendix

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "L" pointing to?

rectum

In the picture of the digestive system what is letter "N" pointing to?

small intestine

Where does most digestion take place?

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