Digestive system

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What is the name of the cells that secrete hydrochloric acid into the stomach
Partrietal cells
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The liver contains macrophages that have a special name. What is this name
Kupffer cells
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Is pepsin secreted in the stomach
Yes
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Saliva contains two enzymes. What are they
Amylase and pepsin
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If the sphincter at the top of the stomach is not working properly what do we suffer from
Heart burn
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A compound called bilirubin gives bile its colour. Where does it come from
It is a break down product of haemoglobin
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Which vitamin is produced by intestinal bacteria
B12
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What is the word to describe the breaking up of large fat droplets into smaller ones
Emulsification
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The break down products of fat molecules can pass directly through the cell membrane. Why
Fats are soluble in the membrane because the membrane is made of phospholipids
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Lipase breaks down molecules of fat into what
Fatty acids and glycerol
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Which part of the nervous system controls the digestive system
Autonomic
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The intestine has a large surface are. Why
To make absoprtion of nutrients more efficient
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Trypsin is an endopeptidase. What does this mean
It breaks the protein in the middle of molecule forming smaller polypeptides
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What structure in the intestine increases surface area
Villi
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Amylase breaks down what macromolecule
Starch
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