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Digestive System

Mrs. Smuczynski

Word Bank
anus, bile, chemical digestion, chyme, colon, constipation, diarrhea, digestion, ducts, epiglottis, esophagus, feces, gall bladder, large intestine, liver, mechanical digestion, mucus, pancreas, rectum, salivary glands, small intestine, small intestine, sphincter muscles, stomach, villi

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3.Happens when solid wastes move through the large intestine too quickly & not enough water is absorbed into the bloodstream
5.Gland located under and behind the stomach that makes enzymes to digest foods along with insulin
8.Type of digestion where food is changed into a different from by enzymes and acids
10.Occurs when solid wastes move too slowly through the large intestine & too much water is absorbed (removed from the feces)
11.Organs found in the mouth that secrete an enzyme called saliva that starts the digestion of starches
14.The thick, slippery secretion that lines most of the digestive track; it also keeps the stomach from digesting itself
17.Finger-like projections lining the small intestine that increase the area for the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream
18.Place where digestion of food is finished and absorption of food takes place
19.This organs main job is to absorb water from undigested food & return it to the body; bacteria live here as well
20.Another name for the large intestine
22.Solid wastes are stored in the last part the large intestine prior to elimination from the body
23.Muscular, mucus-lined tube food passes through as it moves from the mouth to the stomach
1.Type of digestion where food is broken down into smaller pieces by the teeth, tongue and stomach
2.Tubes that carry fluids from one organ to the next; ex. from the liver to the gall bladder; from salivary glands to the mouth
4.Circular ring of muscles that open/close an opening; prevents food from moving from our stomach back into the esophagus; keeps poo in the rectum...
6.Another name for solid wastes (fecal matter)
7.Chemical made by the liver, stored in the gall bladder that aids in the digestion of fats
8.Thin, watery liquid that food is chemically & mechanically changed into in the stomach
9.Very long tube where most of our digestion takes place & where nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream; enzymes from the pancreas and gall bladder added here
11.Chemical and mechanical digestion takes place in this muscular organ where mucus, hydrochloric acid & enzymes are added to food
12.Small pear-shaped sac found behind the liver that stores bile; sends bile to small intestine to help digest fats
13.The process of breaking down food into simpler substances that the body can use
15.Very large, 3-lobed organ the produces bile AND removes toxins from the bloodstream
16.Flap of tissue that prevents food from entering the windpipe (lungs) when swallowing
21.Opening at end of rectum where solid wastes (feces) exit the body

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