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Chemical digestion in the mouth
How does food get pushed through the esophagus?
A movement that squeezes it down called "peristalsis"
What mechanical role does the stomach play in digestion?
What chemical role does the stomach play in digestion?
A protease called "pepsin"
What organ produces bile?
This organ concentrates and stores bile.
The Gall Bladder
This organ makes enzymes for the digestion process in the small intestine.
What is the role of the epiglottis?
Where is it located?
The epiglottis is located in the pharynx and closes to block off the wind pipe route and close off the nasal cavity.
The part of the intestine has no folds or villi.
The large intestine.
Most enzymatic digestion occurs from this organ?
The small intestine.
How many organs are involved in water absorption?
2: the small and large intestine.
This organ stores the faeces.
Where can amylase be found?
The mouth and the small intestine.
bile is made from _______ in the ______ (organ)
The liver uses cholesterol to make bile
this enzyme is activated by a low pH/acidic environment?
Pepsin: a protease in the stomach
The role of the lover when;
blood sugar is too low: ____________
blood sugar is to high:____________
The largest gland in the body