The Digestive System. Isaac Han (8) Koh Huai Ze (10) Liu Shuyang (14) Ng Wei Kai (16). Digestion – A brief introduction. The breakdown of food into smaller pieces to allow easy absorption into the blood stream Lipids are broken down into fatty acids
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Isaac Han (8)
Koh Huai Ze (10)
Liu Shuyang (14)
Ng Wei Kai (16)
The breakdown of food into smaller pieces to allow easy absorption into the blood stream
The digestive system consists of:
A series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus
“solid” digestive organs
Lower esophageal sphincter
Carbohydrates spend the least amount of time in the stomach, while proteins stay in the stomach longer, and fats the longest.
*enzymes: substances that speed up chemical reactions in the body