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What digestive organ is the central clearing house of all in absorbed nutrients and the mastermind of many metabolic functions?

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The liver.

1
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Hydrochloride acid and pepsin are needed to break down what types of foods?

A

Proteins

2
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Bile is needed for the break down of …?

A

Fats.

3
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Gastric acid is primarily responsible for keeping the intestinal tract free from …?

A

Bacteria.

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List two functions of the liver.

A
  1. Detox

2. Metabolism of nutrients

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Xxx are the keys that unlock the complex molecules of food, breaking them down into their components, which then can pass through the wall of the intestine.

A

Digestive enzymes …

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The pancreas is strictly an organ of ??? That works in unison with the other digestive organs. Along with bicarbonate to neutralize ??? ???From the stomach, the pancreas also secretes three ??? ??? Into the duodenum in order to complete the digestion of macronutrients.

A
  1. Secretion
  2. Hydrochloric acid
  3. Alkaline enzymes
7
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What enzymes are used to digest fats, carbs, and fats? (3)

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Amylase - carbs
Protease - proteins
Lipase - fats