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11.16: Human Digestive System

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absorption

Process that allows nutrients to be taken up by the blood.

chemical digestion

Process by which large food molecules are broken down into small nutrient molecules through a chemical process.

digestion

Process of breaking down food into nutrients.

digestive system

Body system that breaks down food, absorbs nutrients, and rids the body of solid food waste.

elimination

Process of passing solid food waste out of the body.

mechanical digestion

Process by which large chunks of food are broken down into small pieces through a physical process, such as chewing.

saliva

Watery substance located in the mouths of organisms, secreted by the salivary glands.

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