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What is digestion?
A necessary process that breaks up our food that we eat and collects the nutrients.
Why is it necessary that our food be digested?
So our body can collect the nutrients and the energy it needs.
There are two types of digestion: mechanical and chemical types. What parts of the body are responsible for mechanical digestion?
Teeth, stomach, and tongue.
What part of the digestive system aid in chemical digestion?
acids and gall bladder adds bile to break down fats in small intestines.
Sometimes certain foods can cause a stomachache. People might take an antacid tablet or soda baking soda to feel better. What do you think the antacid tablet or baking soda does?
They help neutralize the acids.
How do our bodies neutralize the acid in out stomaches?
How is vomiting different from burping?
What are feces?
Solid food waste.
What do you think would happen if our digestive system quit working altogether?
We would die because of not enough food energy.
Describe a bolus.
The acids in the stomach begin to break the food down and form small balls.
In what part of your digestive system will you find hydrochloric acid?
What does hydrochloric acid do?
It helps break down the bolus.
What is the watery mass of partly digested food that leaves the stomach and enters the duodenum called?
What important chemical is added to the chyme in the duodenum?
What happens to the chyme as it leaves the duodenum and continues through the rest of the small intestine?
It's absorbed by the villi.
What is the material that leaves the large intestine through the anus?
What do you think would happen if your stomach quit adding acid to your food?
Your food would become less broken-down and you could die.
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