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Mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum
Gastric enzyme which breaks down protein to smaller polypeptide chains; works best in an acidic environment
Enzyme in small intestine (duodenum); Continue digestion of polypeptides -> dipeptides -> amino acids
Finger like projections on wall which contain smaller microvilli to increase the surface area for food absorption (wrinkles)
Lymph vessel in each villus that absorbs fatty acids and glycerol and move them through the lymph system and return them too the blood stream near the clavicle
Organ that sticks out of large intestine and has no apparent use in humans; other animals store cellulose and indigestible substances here
Organ located behind the stomach that isn't part of the GI track but important to the digestive system, releases fluid into duodenum
Organ located above the stomach that isn't part of the GI track but important to the digestive system
Produces hormones to regulate blood sugar levels, enzymes for breaking down carbs, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, and makes sodium bicarbonate
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