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Digestion

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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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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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

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

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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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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Digestion Lab

Carbohydrate Digestion • Tube 1 Digestion Lab – 3 ml water • Tube 2 – 3 ml 0.2% amylase • Tube 3 – 3 ml 0.2% amylase + 10 drops of 1.0M HCl • Tube 4 1 2 4 3 – 3 ml 0.2% amylase – place in hot water bath for 5 min Experiment #1: Carbohydrate Digestion • Add 5.0 ml starch solution to each tube • Incubate in 37°C bath for 1.5 hr • Divide contents of each tube evenly into 2 tubes – Lugol’s Test – Benedict’s Test Experiment #1: Carbohydrate Digestion • Lugol’s...

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Digestion and Food

Energy in context Introduction Digestion is the breakdown of large insoluble food molecules into smaller molecules so they can pass though the intestinal wall into the bloodstream and be transported throughout the body. There are seven different food groups in a balanced diet which should include Carbohydrate, fat, water, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Although most foods contain these in some shape or form the foods that contain most of one type fall into that category, a chicken...

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Blood and Digestion

body. You might find yourself asking, what does blood have to do with digestion, respiration and circulation? Hopefully, after the presentation all of your questions will be answered. When a person thinks of digestion they usually think about what happens in the stomach. A lot has happened to digest the food way before it gets to the stomach. It starts in the mouth or oral cavity. It is a process called mechanical digestion. First, Mastication begins. Mastication is the chewing of the food...

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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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