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What enzymes are in the mouth and what is their function?
salivary amylase breaks down starches into maltose
The _____ and _____ transport food using _____ to the stomach.
pharynx, esophagus, peristalsis
where does the chemical breakdown of protein begin, and with what enzyme?
the stomach, using pepsinogin, pepsin
how do the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder work to digest fats?
the liver produces bile, which is stored in the gallbladder; bile contains bile salts that emulsify fat; pancreas secretes enzymes that digest these smaller fats
when does the gallbladder release bile into the small intesetine?
in response to fatty foods