Flashcards in 7.2 Deck (16):
Digestion is the process by which...
Food is broken down and absorbed into your blood for transport to your cells.
Is physically breaking down the food so it is easier to digest.
The main tool needed for physical digestion are the...
We have 3 types of teeth...
Incisors, canines and molars.
Bite into food
Tear the food
Grind the food
We also have a large muscular organ known as ...
A tongue in our mouths.
When we swallow a process known as...
The contraction and relaxation of muscles in the oesophagus as food is swallowed.
Chemical digestion is when...
Food is chemically broken down.
In the mouth (something) is made mainly of (something) and different types of (something).
Saliva, water, enzymes
Chemicals that can speed up a reaction
Where are nutrients absorbed...
The small intestine.
Inside the small intestine are little ridges known as...