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  • Digestion

    Digestion is the complex process of turning the food you eat into the energy you need to survive. The digestion process also involves creating waste to be eliminated. The digestive tract (or gut) is a long twisting tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. It is made up of a series of by muscles that coordinate the movement of food and other cells that produce enzymes and hormones to aid in the breakdown of food. Along the way are three other organs that are needed for digestion: the liver

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    build and nourish cells; and to provide energy. Food travels though the digestive tract by muscle contraction called peristalsis. This journey of digestion can take up to twenty four hours. Digestion begins in the mouth where the teeth break food down into smaller particles during mastication. Salivary glands secrete saliva which begins chemical digestion and keeps the food moist. Swallowed food is pushed into the pharynx by the contraction of multiple muscle of the face‚ neck and tongue. The soft

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    Biology Form Four Digestion Digestion is the process by which food is broken down from complex insoluble substances into simple soluble substances. There are two types of digestion – chemical digestion and mechanical digestion. Mechanical digestion involves breaking up large pieces of food into smaller pieces. This provides a large surface area for the action of enzymes on food. There is no change to the chemical composition of food during mechanical digestion. Mechanical digestion occurs in the

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    DIGESTION OF CARBOHYDRATES Digestion of carbohydrate begins in the mouth‚ with the secretion of the enzyme salivary amylase from the serous cells of the salivary gland. This enzyme breaks starch and glycogen into disaccharides. The mucous cells of the salivary gland secrete a mucus‚ which causes the food to stick together‚ and acts as a lubricant to aid in swallowing. The salivary glands are grouped into three categories: the parotid gland‚ submandibular glands‚ and sublingual‚ all located

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    include the teeth‚ tongue‚ salivary glands‚ liver‚ gallbladder‚ and pancreas. To achieve the goal of providing energy and nutrients to the body‚ six major functions take place in the digestive system ingestion‚ Secretion‚ mixing and movement‚ digestion‚ absorption and excretion. There are two kinds of organs that make up the digestive tract are the mouth‚ esophagus‚ stomach‚ small intestine‚ large intestine also called the colon - rectum‚ and anus all of which are hollow. Inside these hollow

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  • Digestion and Choices

    Chapter 10 Digestion and Nutrition   Multiple Choice Questions   1. Plankton is  a. Any organic debris in the ocean B. Plant and animal microorganisms drifting in the ocean c. A group of filter-feeding microorganisms d. Oceanic bacteria e. Seaweed   2. Examples of a suspension feeder and a deposit feeder would be‚ respectively‚  a. Clams and fish B. Polychaete annelid and earthworms c. Earthworms and rotifers d. Basking sharks and rotifers e. Earthworms and clams   3. The evolution

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  • the process of digestion

    The Process of Digestion Over the course of time there have been many difficult questions and theories about everyday life. Using physiology & chemistry‚ those questions have been able to be answered. From the mixture of gases in the air we breathe to the organic substance of plastic or paper‚ chemistry can be seen everywhere. However‚ most people mistook the power of chemistry in our own bodies. How is it that a simple slice of bread‚ once consumed‚ can turn into fuel for the human body

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  • The Digestion Process

    PROCESS OF DIGESTION 1 Process of Digestion Amy Wallace EN 101 February 27‚ 2013 Miller-Motte Technical College PROCESS OF DIGESTION 2 Digestion is an important process needed for maintaining and providing energy to living organisms. Throughout the digestion process‚ food is broken down into small molecules‚ where it can be absorbed easily. There are many organs that aid

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  • Digestion Lab

    Digestion Lab Abstract – The purpose of this lab was to understand how different solutions played a role in the digestion protein. By looking at different variables‚ such as temperature‚ and pH we’re capable of understanding just how certain substances functioned and when they didn’t. The data for all labs are clear and concise and give a clear understanding of what solutions work best. All three labs were placed in a warm water bath set at 37’C to stimulate the reaction as if it were taking place

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  • Human Digestion

    Human Digestion April 27th‚ 2014 SCI/241 Erica Leath The digestive system is a very interesting process that takes place after we have eaten a meal or a snack. The digestive system is responsible for breaking down the food that we have eaten and sending the nutrients to the different places in the body. The digestive is so amazing because it recognizes what your body needs and does not need and understands how to separate the two. Just like everything else in our body‚ the digestive

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