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The Digestive System


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1. What are the digestive tubes running between the mouth and the anus called and what are its functions?

2. What is peristalsis?

3. What are the accessory organs and its function?

4. What happens immediately after food enters the oral cavity?

5. What is the purpose of salivary amylase?

6. About how many liters of food and fluid can the stomach hold?

7. What is the difference between pepsin and pepsinogen?

8. What occurs in the small intestine?

9. What is the substance produced by the liver and what is its function?

10. What do the epiglottis and the vocal cords do?

          11. What are the 5 steps of digestion?

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