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Enzyme
a protine that seeps up chemical reactions in the body
Mucus
a thick slippery substance produced by the body
Saliva
the fluid relased when mouth waters that plays an important role in both macanical and chemical digestion
esophagus
a muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach
Stomach
a j shaped organ that is expanded to hold all the food that is swallowed
Sall intestine
the part of the digestive system in which most chemical digestion takes place
liver
the largest and heavyest organ in the body that breakes down substances and elimanaites nitrogen from the body
pancreas
a triangular sheped organ that produces enzymes that flow into the small intestine
Gallblader
the organ that stores bile after is is produced by the liver
Large intestine
the last section of the digestive system where water is absorbed from food and the remainig material is elimanted frim the body
rectum
a short tube at the end of the large intestine where material is compressed intoa solid form before it is eliminated from the body
anus
a muscular opening at the end of the rectumthrough witch digestive waste material is elimanated from the body
epiglottis
a flap of tissue that seals off the wind pipe and prevents food from entering
peristalsis
involantary waves of muscle con traction that keeps food moving along in one direction through the digestive system
glucose
a sugar that is the major source of energy for the bodys cells