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biology

digestion
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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)
gastrin
___ is hormone secreted by cells in the stomach wall. Target organ: The glands of the stomach. Response: secretion of gastric acid
pepsin
Enzyme secreted in the stomach that begins the digestion of proteins
pepsinogen
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
trypsin
intestinal enzyme the breaks peptide bonds, producing amino acids from polypeptides
bile
digestive juice made in the liver and stored in the gallbladder
lipase
A digestive enzyme that breaks down fats into fatty acids and glycerol.
villi
Small fingerlike projections on the walls of the small intestines that increase surface area
capillaries
tiny vessels that connect the smallest arteries and the smallest veins