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Digestive System - Important Words

Digestive System - Important Words

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Tags: science   biology   rst.6-8.4   rst.9-10.4   rst.11-12.4   common core  

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antacid
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substance that makes an acid less strong
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antibiotic
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medicine that kills bacteria
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bacteria
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tiny, one-celled living things; some cause disease
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constipated
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unable to easily empty the bowels
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diarrhea
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when feces leave the body before much water has been removed
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esophagus
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the tube that connects your throat to stomach
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feces
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undigested food that is removed from your body as waste
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microbe
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tiny living things too small to see without a microscope
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mucus
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slimy fluid that protects breathing passages and stomach
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rectum
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the end of the large intestine
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starch
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kind of food that provides the body with energy; carbohydrate
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enzyme
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accelerate the rate and accuracy of digestion
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vitamin
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a compound that is required by the body but cannot be synthesized by the body
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lactase
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enzyme that aids in the digestion of milk products
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amylase
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enzyme that is produced by the salivary glands to digest starches
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