Flashcards in The Digestive System Deck (12):
Where is the faeces stored?
The faeces is stored in the Rectum
What is the function of the salivary glands in the digestive system?
The salivary glands produce saliva which contains the enzyme carbohydrase
What is the function of the mouth in the digestive system?
The mouth chews up food by the teeth and is swallowed
This is called mechanical digestion
What is the Oesophagus?
The oesophagus is a tube that connects the mouth to the stomach
Where does Faeces leave the body?
Faeces leaves the body from the Anus
What is the function of the pancreas in the digestive system?
The pancreas produces carbohydrase, lipase and protease enzymes and releases them into the small intestine to break up food
Which organ stores bile (an alkaline fluid that aids digestion)
The Gall Bladder stores bile
What is bile?
Bile is an alkaline fluid that aids digestion
It is produced by the liver
It is stored in the Gall bladder
What does the stomach contain that breaks down your food?
The stomach contains protease enzyme and hydrochloric acid that kills bacteria
Where does absorption of the food molecules into the bloodstream take place?
Absorption of the food molecules into the bloodstream takes place in the Small Intestine
Which organ produces bile (an alkaline liquid used to break down large far globules into smaller droplets?)
The Liver produces Bile