- Created by: Abbie Cooper
- Created on: 26-02-13 15:57
Food is moistened with saliva from the salivary glands. The salivary glands produce amylase enzyme in the saliva which breaks down starch. As the food is chewed a bolus is formed before being swallowed.
A tube that takes food from the mouth to the stomach. Its lined with muscles that contract to help move the bolus along the oesophagus. This is called peristalsis.
This is where BILE is produced. The role of BILE is to neutralise the stomach acid and emulsifie fats.
This is where BILE is stored, before it is released into the small intestine.
It produces the PROTEASE enzyme, PEPSIN. It also produces hydrochloric acid to kill abcteria and to give the right pH for the protease enzyme to work. (pH 2 - acidic)
Produces protease, amylase and lipase enzyme. This is released into the small intestine.
It produces protease, amylase and lipase enzymes to complete digestion. This is where food is absorbed out of the digestive system into the body.
Where excess water is absorbed from the food.