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NUTRIENT
SUBSTANCES THAT ENABLE THE BODY TO MOVE, GROW, AND MAINTAIN HOMEOSTASIS
DIGESTION
THE PROCESS OF BREAKING DOWN FOOD INTO USABLE MATERIALS
PERISTALSIS
THE WAVELIKE CONTRACTION OF SMOOTH MUSCLES TO MOVE FOOD THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
MECHANICAL DIGESTION
PHYSICALLY CHANGING THE FOOD THAT YOU EAT . EXAMPLE: CHEWING, MASHING OR POUNDING
CHEMICAL DIGESTION
CHEMICALLY CHANGING FOOD INTO SIMPLER SUBSTANCES
ESOPHAGUS
A LONG MUSCULAR TUBE THAT CONTRACTS AND RELAXES TO PUSH FOOD TOWARD THE STOMACH
SALIVARY GLANDS
RELEASE SALIVA IN YOUR MOUTH TO CHEMICALLY CHANGE THE FOOD YOU EAT
STOMACH
MUSCUS LINED ORGAN THAT EXPANDS WHEN YOU EAT. CHEMICALS SUCH AS HYDROCLORIC ACID ARE MIXED WITH YOUR FOOD TO CHEMICALLY DIGEST IT
LARGE INTESTINE
ABSORBS WATER, THEN REMOVES THE EXCESS WASTE PRODUCTS THROUGH THE ANUS
SMALL INTESTINE
CONTAIN VILLI THAT ABSORB THE NUTRIENTS IN YOUR FOOD
LIVER
LARGEST INTERNAL ORGAN OF THE BODY. PRODUCES BILE WHICH IS USED TO BREAK DOWN FATS
GALLBLADDER
BILE PRODUCED IN THE LIVER IS STORED IN THE GALLBLADDER AND THEN SECRETED INTO THE SMALL INTESTINE
PANCREAS
PRODUCES CHEMICALS THAT ARE USED TO BREAK DOWN PROTEINS, FATS AND STARCH