Flashcards - Structure & Function of the Digestive System

Flashcards - Structure & Function of the Digestive System
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stomach
The stomach is a muscular, hollow, dilated part of the gastrointestinal tract that functions as an important organ in the digestive system
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gallbladder
In vertebrates the gallbladder is a small organ where bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small intestine
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gallbladder
In vertebrates the gallbladder is a small organ where bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small intestine
stomach
The stomach is a muscular, hollow, dilated part of the gastrointestinal tract that functions as an important organ in the digestive system
fats
Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein
Digestive enzymes
Digestive enzymes are enzymes that break down polymeric macromolecules into their smaller building blocks, in order to facilitate their absorption by the body
carbohydrate
A carbohydrate is a biological molecule consisting of carbon , hydrogen and oxygen atoms, usually with a hydrogen-oxygen atom ratio of 2:1 ; in other words, with the empirical formula Cmn

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