Digestion - • Function is to secrete...

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Digestion Breakdown of ingested food Absorption of nutrients into the blood Metabolism Production of cellular energy (ATP) Constructive and degenerative cellular activities Organs of the digestive system Alimentary canal – continuous coiled hollow tube Accessory digestive organs Salivary Glands Saliva producing glands
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Unformatted text preview: • Function is to secrete saliva (mucus,water,and enzymes) to moisten food and begin digestion • Amalase is enzyme which begins starch breakdown • Saliva dissolves chemicals so they can be tasted • Parotid glands – located anterior to ears • Submandibular glands • Sublingual glands...
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at UGA.

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