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a building block of protein
amino acid
nutrient theat is usually the body's main source of energy
carbohydrates
liquid product of digestion
chyme
occurs when enzymes and other chemicals break down large food molecules into smaller ones
chemical digestion
mechanical and chemical breakdown on food into small molecules that cells can absorb and use
digestion
a type of protein that regulates nearly all chemical reactions in cells
enzyme
substances in foods -proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water- that provide energy and materials for cell development, growth and repair
nutrients
waves of muscualr 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