Digestion

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Name all elements of chemical digestion in the digestive system
Larges insoluble molecules break down in to small soluble molecules, catalysed by enzymes secreted by glands (important or starch, fat and protein - large molecules)
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What enzyme is secreted by salivary glands and what does it break down?
Salivary amylase, breaks down starch in to maltose (disaccharide)
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What enzymes are secreted by stomach glands (gastric juice), what do they break down ?
Pepsin breaks down protein in to peptides (shorter chains of amino acids), Lipase breaks down fats in to fatty acids and glycerol
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What enzymes are secreted by the pancreas (pancreatic juice), what do they break down?
Pancreatic amylase (starch--->maltose) Lipase (fats--->fatty acids and glycerol) Trypsin (protein--->peptides)
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What enzymes are secreted by the glands in the small intestine?
Maltase (maltose--->glucose) Lactase (lactose--->glucose and galactose) Sucrase (sucrose--->glucose and fructose)
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Salivary amylase, breaks down starch in to maltose (disaccharide)

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