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The process of food being broken down into forms that the body can use.
A digestive liquid made by 3 pairs of salivary glands.
The physical breakdown of food into small pieces.
The process by which large food molecules are broken down into smaller molecules.
Where mechanical digestion begins: chewing
A long muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
A flat of tissue that covers the opening of the windpipe when you swallow.
Secretes juices that help digestion.
A narrow tube about 20 feet long where most digestion of proteins, fats and starches occurs.
secretes enzymes into the small intestine to help aid in digestion.
produces bile and processes nutrients obtained from food.
absorbs water from digestive waste
stores waste until it leaves the body through the anus.
where waste exits the human body.