Explore Life Science - Chapter 10: The Digestive System
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This is how the body gets nutrients from food.
The .......... ia an important organ in the digestive system.
There are two types of ___________ (small and large) in the body with different jobs.
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification.
Happens when nutrients come from food and go into the blood.
Is liquid in the mouth that helps start digestion
Substances from the diet that give the body needed energy.
Digestive organ where most chemical digestion and absorption of food takes place and is very very long.
The last section of the digestive system, where water is absorbed from food and the remaining material is eliminated from the body.
Regulates blood sugar (insulin & glucagon)
Secretes pancreatic juice which breaks down all categories of food
produces digestive enzymes for fats, carbs, and proteins.
A muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
Where digestion begins in a human.