Flashcards in The Digestive System - Definitions Deck (12):
Eating or taking food into your mouth.
Breaking food down into smaller substances that can enter the bloodstream.
The way in which the soluble substances enter into the bloodstream
Soluble products in blood enter into body cells where they are used.
The removal of waste food (defocation)
Enzymes break large molecules of food into smaller soluble parts
Amylase breaks carbohydrates into sugar
Protease breaks down proteins
Lipase breaks down fats
Muscles contract and move the food along the digestive system
Hydrochloric acid helps to break down protein and kills bacteria.