Enzymes and Digestion in the Body

Enzymes used in the digestive system are produced by specialised cells in glands and gut lining

Salivary Glands

These produce amylase enzyme in the saliva

Stomach

  1. It pummels the food with its muscular walls
  2. it produces the protease enzyme
  3. it produces hydrochloric acid to kill bacteria and to give the right pH for the proteasse enzyme to work

Enzymes and Digestion in the Body

Enzymes used in the digestive system are produced by specialised cells in glands and gut lining

Salivary Glands

  • These produce amylase enzyme in the saliva

Stomach

  1. It pummels the food with its muscular walls
  2. it produces the protease enzyme
  3. it produces hydrochloric acid to kill bacteria and to give the right pH for the proteasse enzyme to work

Liver

  • Bile is produced here
  • Bile neutralises stomach acid and emulsifies fats

Gall Bladder

  • Where bile is stored before it is released into the small intestine

Pancreas

  • Produces protease, amylase and lipase enzymes
  • It releases these into the small intestine
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