The Digestive System

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What does the mouth do within the digestive system?
Food enters the body, chewing breaks up the food and mixes it with enzymes to start digestion.
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What does the Oesophagus do within the digestive system?
It carries food from the mouth to thee stomach.
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What does the liver do within the digestive system?
It produces bile, which helps in the digestion of fats in small intestine. It converts food molecules absorbed from small intestine into other molecules.
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What does the gall bladder do within the digestive system?
It's where bile from liver is stored until needed in the small intestine.
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What does the small intestine do within the digestive system?
Its where digestion of food by enzymes completed; food molecules are absorbed into the blood; water absorbed from digested food.
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How does food move down the oesophagus?
Food moves through the oesophagus by peristalsis - peristalsis is the contraction of some muscles in the wall of the oesophagus, and relaxation of others, which pushes the food along from the oesophagus to the ****.
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What does the stomach do within the digestive system?
Acids and enzymes are added, stomach contents are mixed by churning of muscular wall
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What does the pancreas do within the digestive system?
It produces enzymes that are released into the small intestine.
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What does the large intestine do within the digestive system?
Some water is absorbed. Undigested food forms faeces that pass out of body through ****.
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What type of enzyme breaks down carbohydrates?
Carbohydrases
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What type of enzyme breaks down protein?
Proteases digest proteins to starch to simple sugars
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what type of enzyme breaks down fats?
Lipease digest fats to fatty acid and glycerol
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