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Digestion

The process of changing food to a useable form

Enzymes

Chemical that helps speed up the process of digestion

Esophagus

A muscular tube that connects the mouth and stomach

Stomach

A bag like, muscular organ that mixes food & chemically changes protein

Pancreas

Organ that produces 3 enzymes to break down fat, protein, & carbohydrates

Liver

A soft organ, which is formed beneath the diaphragm, that makes bile

Gallbladder

Organ that stores bile until it is needed in the small intestine

Villi

Finger like projections that line the small intestine and absorb broken ↓ food