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salivary amylase

begins carbohydrate digestion begins in the mouth

carbohydrate digestion

completed in the small intestine

protein digestion

begins in stomach, ends in small intestine (duodenum)


___ is hormone secreted by cells in the stomach wall. Target organ: The glands of the stomach. Response: secretion of gastric acid


Enzyme secreted in the stomach that begins the digestion of proteins


released in stomach, reacts with HCl to create pepsin

pancreatic juice

Secreted by the Pancreas to digest Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat.

pancreatic duct

conducts pancreatic juice to small intestine


intestinal enzyme the breaks peptide bonds, producing amino acids from polypeptides


digestive juice made in the liver and stored in the gallbladder


A digestive enzyme that breaks down fats into fatty acids and glycerol.


Small fingerlike projections on the walls of the small intestines that increase surface area


tiny vessels that connect the smallest arteries and the smallest veins

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