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Human Digestive System - Part 2

Human Digestive System - Part 2

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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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Alimentary canal (also called digestive tract)
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hollow tube from mouth to anus that functions in digestion, absorption & elimination
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Cecum
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pouch at the start of the large intestine that receives waste material from the small intestine
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Sphincter
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ring-like muscles that control the movement of food material along the digestive tract
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Gastric mucus
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a bicarbonate-rich solution coating the stomach to protect it from its own acid
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Hydrochloric acid
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strong acid produced in the stomach that helps digest food and kill harmful bacteria
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Digestion
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process of breaking down food and converting it into substances that the body can use
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Amylase
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any digestive enzyme that helps break down carbohydrates
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Lipase
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any digestive enzyme that helps break down fats
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Protease
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any digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins
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Bolus
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soft, round mass of chewed food
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Peristalsis
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wave-like muscular contractions that propel food along the digestive tract
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Chyme
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acidic mixture of partially digested food that passes from stomach to small intestine
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Villi
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finger-like projections covering the intestinal mucosa that aid in absorption
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