2.1 Enzymes and Digestion

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  • 2.1 Enzymes and Digestion
    • Major parts of the digestive system
      • Oesophagus
      • Stomach
        • Muscular sac Stores and digests glands that produce ENZYMES and MUCUS
      • Small intestine
        • Absorption of digestion products into the blood via the MICROVILLI
      • Large intestine
        • Absorbs WATER
      • Salivary glands
        • Secretes AMYLASE breaks down STARCH into MALTOSE
      • Pancreas
        • Gland that produces pancreatic juice
          • PROTEASE=PROTEINS
          • LIPASE=LIPIDS
          • AMYLASE=STARCH
  • ASSIMILATION - when the products of digestion are built up into large molecules
    • Products are absorbed in the SMALL intestine
      • Small intestine
        • Absorption of digestion products into the blood via the MICROVILLI

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