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1

What are the functions of the GI tract?

Digestion
Absorption
Excretion
endocrine

2

How does the mouth break down food?

Mastication (chewing)

3

What breaks down carbohydrates and starches in the mouth?

Salivary amylase

4

Salivary amylase aka?

ptyalin

5

The salivary amylase breaks down carbohydrates and starches into what?

maltose

6

What other enzymes beside amylase is secreted in the mouth?

Lingual lipase

7

Lingual lipase is secreted by what?

Lingual glands in mouth