Digestion

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Mouth

  • 1st stage
  • Mucin - slimey substance, helps to swallow food
  • Salivary amylase - enzyme, starts to breakdown starch
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Stomach

  • Pepsin - breaks down protein
  • Renin - breaks down milk protein
  • Acid (not an enzyme) - helps to break down food
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Small Intestine

  • Bile - emulsifies fat, facilitates absorption of fat soluable vitamins, made in the liver
  • Pancreatic juices - trypsin, chymotripsin, lipase, pancreatic amylase
  • Lipase - breaks down fat
  • Peptidases - breaks down protein
  • Pancreatic amylase - breaks down carbs to sugar, sucrase to sucrose
  • Tyrpsin and Chymotrypsin - break down protein
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Large Intestine

  • Waste material passes through
  • Water is absorbed 
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