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Mechanical and chemical digestion begins where?
Mouth

(Mechanical digestions is the breakdown of large food particles into smaller ones)
Rythmic waves of involuntary muscular contractions that move food down the esophagus is referred to as?
Peristalsis
Proteins are digested begins where?
Begins in the stomach and continues to the small intestine
The name of the protein-hydrolyzing enzyme in the stomach?
Pepsin
Acidic, semi-fluid mixture of partially digested food in stomach?
Chyme
Chemical digestion is completed where?
Small intestine
Small intestine is divided into how many parts? Name them?
3 - Duodenum, Jujenum, ileum
Where does most of the digestion occur in the small intestine?
Duodenum
Bile is produced by which organ?
Liver
Bile is stored where?
Gall Bladder
What is the result of a person's liver that is not functioning properly (producing bile)?
Fats cannot be digested
Which organ produces digestive enzymes?
Pancreas
Which enzyme aids in protein digestion?
Trypsin
Which enzyme aids in lipid digestion?
Lipase
Which enzyme aids in carb digestion?
Amylase
Bile is used for?
Emulsifying fats and breaking them down into smaller particles

(Remember that bile does not digest since bile is derived from the liver. Only the pancreas releases digestive enzymes)