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Flashcards in Enzymes and digestion Deck (11):
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What do digestive enzymes do?

Break down big molecules

2

What does carbohydrase do?

Converts carbohydrates into simple sugars.

3

What is a carbohydrase?

Amylase, it breaks down starch

4

What does protease do?

Converts proteins into amino acids

5

Where is carbohydrase made?

salivary glands, pancreas and small intestine

6

Where is protease made?

stomach, pancreas and small intestine

7

What does lipase do?

converts lipids into glycerol and fatty acids.

8

Where are lipase made?

pancreas and small intestines

9

What does bile do?

Neutralises stomach acid and emulsifies fats.

10

Where is bile released?

small intestines

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Why does bile emulsify fats?

To give it a larger surface area so it is digested faster