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The Digestive System


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The Digestive System

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1. long, irregularly shaped gland in vertebrates, lying behind
                                    the stomach, that secretes pancreatic juice into the duodenum and insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin into the bloodstream
6. rhythmic waves of contraction by smooth muscle
7. ball
                                    of food
8. pouches which function in both digestion and distribution of nutrients
9. produce salivia

Down

2. hormone-secreting cells present throughout the epithelium of the digestive tract that often stain readily
                                    with silver or chromium salts
3. inactive form of pepsin
4. chewing
5. digestive enzyme that hydrolyzes starch
6. enzyme that hydrolyzes proteins

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