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Substances in foods that provide energy and materials for cell development
Nutrients
Large molecules that contain carbon
Proteins
Building block of protein
Amino Acids
Nutrient that usually is the body's main source of energy
Carbohydrate
Nutrien that stores energy, cushions organs and helps the body absorb vitamins
Fat
Water-soluble or fat-soluble organic nutrient needed in small quantities for growth, for preventing some diseases, and for regulating body functions
Vitamins
Waves of muscular contractions that move food through the digestive tract
Peristalsis
Inorganic nutrient that regulates many chemical reactions in the body
Mineral
Liquid product of digestion
Chyme
Food tube
Esophagus
A large gland behind the stomach and has fat-digesting enzymes
Pancreas
Part of the small intestine next to the stomach
Duodenum
A mixture of mucus and fluid secreted by glands in the cheeks and lower jaw
Saliva
An organ in living beings that plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions. It plays an important role in digestion
Liver
The final straight portion of the large intestine that terminates in the anus
Rectum