Biology Unit 1 - The Digestive System

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What is digestion?
Digestion is used to break down large molecules into smaller molecules.
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What are the repeating units which make up carbohydrates?
Monosaccharides.
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What are the repeating units which makes up proteins?
Amino acids.
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What are the two types of digestion?
Mechanical and chemical.
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What does the salivary gland release?
Salivary amylase that breaks starch down into maltose.
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What does the pancreas release?
Pancreatic juices containing amylase, trypsin, chymotrypsin andlipase.
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What organs make up the digestive system?
Oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum.
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What are the repeating units which make up carbohydrates?

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What are the two types of digestion?

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