Digestion in Stomach and in Small Intestine
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This gives us energy to work and play. Without this the other parts of the body do not have energy to function.
process by which food is broken down into nutrients
tongue, lips and cheeks
Moves the food between the teeth to break it down into small pieces.
Digestion takes place as soon as we start to _____ our food.
mixes with the food to soften it; it also kills bacteria and breaks down starches into sugars.
where digestion starts.
where food is broken down into smaller particles; it is a large organ that is lined with layers of muscles.
digestive enzymes and juices
combines with food in the stomach to change the food into nutrients
breaking down of food into smaller bits by chewing (in the mouth) and squeezing of food particles in the stomach.
mixing of food particles with chemicals in the saliva and stomach which changes it into nutrients so it can be completely absorbed by our body.
where the food that has been moistened, chewed and mixed with chemicals or enzymes goes; this is where the final digestion takes place.
2.5 cm wide and 7m long
the size of the small intestine
where the nutrients absorbed by the small intestine goes
carries the nutrients to the different parts of the body
where the undigested food particles (seeds, not properly chewed meat, tough fruit pulp, etc) goes and will be passed out of the body through defecation.
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