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38-2 process of digestion
enzyme in saliva that breaks the chemical bonds between the sugar monomers in starches
food tubing connecting the mouth to the stomach
rhythmic muscular contractions that squeeze food through the esophagus into the stomach
large muscular sac that continues the mechanical and chemical digestion of food
mixture of stomach fluids and foods produced in the stomach by contracting stomach muscles
digestive organs in which most chemical digestions take place
gland that produces hormones that regulate blood sugar; produces enzymes that break down carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids
large organ just above the stomach that produces bile, a fluid loaded with lipids and salts
folded projection that increases the surface area of the walls of the small intestine
colon; organ that removes water from undigested materials that pass through it.