Digestive System

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What is mastication?
The physical breakdown of crushing using teeth and jaws.
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What is the difference between mechanical/chemical digestion?
Chemical Digestion is the breakdown of complex substances with the help of digestive enzymes, mucus and saliva. Mechanical digestion is the physical breakdown of substances into simpler substances.
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What is digestion?
The mechanical and chemical breakdown of complex nutrients into simpler substances to be absorbed.
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What are the 6 activities of digestion?
MCMAIE
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Explain Peristalsis
The wave like contractions along the muscular wall of the digestive tract.
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What enzymes break down carbs, proteins, fats?
Amylase, Protease, Lipase
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Which food group is broken down in mouth?
Carbohydrates
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Which food group is broken down in stomach?
Proteins
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What is the role of the epiglottis?
A flap of tissue which prevents food going down the trachea.
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What are the organs involved in mechanical digestion?
Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Duodenum
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What are the organs involved in chemical digestion?
Mouth, Stomach, Small Intestine, Duodenum
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Chemical Digestion is the breakdown of complex substances with the help of digestive enzymes, mucus and saliva. Mechanical digestion is the physical breakdown of substances into simpler substances.

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What is digestion?

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