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Digestive system

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saliva
the fluid that your mouth releases when your mouth waters
pancreas
lies between the stomach and the first part of the small plays, produces enzymes that flow into the S intestine and help break down starches, protiens, and fats
esophagus
a muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach
mucus
a thick slippery sucstance produces by the body. It makes it easier to swallow food along
liver
is located in the upper right portion of the abdomen also the largest oragon in the body
villi
million of tiny finger shaped structures, inside the S intestine, that absorb nutrient molecules
anus
exit
Enzymes
are protiens that speed up chemical reactions in the body
Bile
is a substance that breaks up fat particles
Absorption
the process by which nutient molecules pass through the wall of your digestive system in to your blood
rectum
waste material is compressed.
large intestine
is the last section of the Dig. system 1.5 meters long contains bacteria that feed on material passing by they make certian vitimans water is absorbed into the blood stream the remaning material is eliminated
espiglottis
as you swallow a flap of tissue seals off your wind pipe, preventing the food from entering
small intestine
is the part of the digestive system where most of the chemical digestion takes place
digestion
the process by which your body breaks down food into small nutrient molecules
stomach
a muscular pouch located in the abdomen
gallbladder
stores bile

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