The Digestive System

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  • Digestive System
    • Mouth
      • Salivary Glands
        • Oesophagus
          • Stomach
            • Pancreas
              • Small Intestine
                • Large Intestine
                  • Rectum
                    • Egestion takes place
                  • Absorbs water
              • Pancreatic juice - proteases, amylase + lipase
            • Enzymes digest and mucus protects stomach
        • amylase breaks down starch - maltose
    • Chemical digestion - carried out by enzymes
      • Process of hydrolysis
    • Enzymes
      • Carbohydrases
        • carbohydrates - monosaccharides
      • Lipases
        • lipids - glycerol + fatty acids
      • Proteases
        • proteins - amino acids
    • Assimilation
      • When small boken down molecules are synthesised and used in other processes

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