Digestion and the digestion system

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1. Ingestion - taking food into the body - mouth/ buccal cavity
2. Digestion - breaking food into small soluble units to be absorbed into the blood - ileum
3. Absorption - absorbing digested food into the bloodstream - ileum
4. Assimilation - storing carbohydrates - liver
5. Egestion - removing undigested food from the body - anus

Factors helping digestion

  • getting the pH right: acid in…


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