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a bbuilding block of protein
amino acids
nutrient that is usualy the body's main source of energy
carbohydrates
liquid product of digestion
chyme (pronun-Kime)
substances in foods-proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water-that provide energy and materials for cell development, growth, and repair
nutrients
waves of muscular contractions that move food through the digestive tract
peristalsis
inorganic nutrient that regulates many chemical reactions in the body
mineral
nutrient made up of amino acids that is used by the body for growth and for replacement and repair of body cells
protein
water-soluble or fat-soluble organic nutrient needed in small quantities for growth, for preventing some diseases and for regulating body functions
vitamin
nutrient that stores enerygy, cushions organs, and helps the body abosrb vitamins
fat
food tube
esophogus
produces digestive fluid called-bile
liver
10 cm of small intestines
duodenum