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What carries food from the pharynx to the stomach?
What type of digestion takes place in the stomach?
both mechanical and chemical
Where does the process of digestion begin?
What enzyme is found in saliva that starts digesting carbohydrates?
Where does the absorption of nutrients from food take place?
What makes the small intestine have such a large surface area?
21 feet long
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What part of the digestive system mechanically and chemically breaks down food?
both the mouth and stomach
What chemically breaks down food into smaller molecules?
muscles of the stomach
What are the rhythmic muscular contractions of your esophagus called to help food move along?
What does the pancreas do?
produces digestive enzymes to break down proteins and fats
produces sodium bicarbonate to neutralize stomach acid
regulates our blood sugar levels
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