The Alimentary Canal

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Your Alimentary Canal Runs Through Your Body

The alimentary canal is just another name for the gut. You need to know the names and functions of its main parts, plus a few of the organs associated with it


  • Salivary glands in the mouth produce amylase enzyme in the saliva
  • Teeth break down food mechanically


  • It pummels the food with its muscular walls
  • It produces the protease enzyme, pepsin
  • It produces hydrochloric acid for two reasons: to kill bacteria and to give the right pH for the protease enzyme to…


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