The Digestive System~ Simmons HR
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A flap of tissue that seals off your windpipe when you swallow food.
A thick, slippery substance that lines the esophagus
The process that involves the movement of nutrients through the wall of your digestive system into your blood.
Involuntary waves of muscle contractions that keep food moving in one direction through the digestive system
Most mechanical digestion occurs in this organ
Tube that connects the mouth and the stomach
This mixes with food to moisten it
The process of breaking down food into small nutrient molecules
A protein that speeds up chemical reactions in the body. Chemical digestion is accomplished by these proteins.
This part of the digestive system is where nutrients are removed from food and enter through the blood stream. Digestion is completed here.
This part of the digestive system is where solid material, which is not used by the body, is stored here for at least 24 hours. Water is removed during that time.
Produces enzymes that flow into the small intestine
Structure in which waste material is compressed into solid form
Solid wastes exit the body through this opening
Breaks up fat molecules
Tiny finger-shaped structure in the small intestine in which absorption occurs