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Functions of the Digestive System
where digestion begins; with the tongue and teeth is mechanical digestion; saliva beings chemical digestion
release enzymes to chemically break down food
tube from mouth to stomach; uses muscles to push food from one area to next
muscular organ where the food is mixed in acid bath
filters toxins from the blood and makes bile (digests fat)
stores and releases bile into small intestine
leaf shape; makes enzymes and releases them into the small intestine; breaks down lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates
uses enzymes and bile to break and release nutrients which pass out of membrane into blood stream; waste-large intestine
waste is stored in rectum; water is re-absorbed into body