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Q: How does digestion occur in the large intestine?
A: It's where the body takes the nutrients from your food into your system. Bile - emulsification of fat, Proteases - digestion of proteins, Lipase - digestion of fats, Nucleases - digestion of nucleotides, Amylase - digestion of starch. [ After it is digested, it can enter the small intestine via the villia of the enterocyte small intestinal cell. This is the process of absorption. So the main
type of digestion taking place is chemical digestion. ]
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User: How long does it take for food to go through the digestive system?

User: How does digestion occur in the large intestine?

Weegy: It's where the body takes the nutrients from your food into your system. Bile - emulsification of fat, Proteases - digestion of proteins, Lipase - digestion of fats, Nucleases - digestion of nucleotides, Amylase - digestion of starch. [ After it is digested, it can enter the small intestine via the villia of the enterocyte small intestinal cell. This is the process of absorption. So the main type of digestion taking place is chemical digestion. ]
nexie10|Points 220|

User: How does digestion occur in the mouth?

Weegy: INGESTION The entire digestive process begins with the mouth, where food and drinks are first be ingested through eating and drinking. advertisement MECHANICAL DIGESTION Mechanical digestion is the physical breakdown of food particles. [ Large pieces of food enter the mouth and must be broken down into smaller pieces to move through the remaining organs of the digestive system. An average adult human has 32 teeth, which perform a process called mastication, commonly known as chewing. The teeth rip and tear food into smaller pieces, preparing them for chemical digestion. The tongue also aids in mechanical digestion by moving food around in the mouth, placing it where the teeth can effectively grind it. CHEMICAL DIGESTION Although mechanical digestion is vital to the digestive process, it alone cannot break food down into molecules small enough for the body to use. Many of the organs in the digestive system secrete digestive juices which contain enzymes to perform chemical digestion. The mouth contains salivary glands, which secrete saliva, a fluid that contains mucus, water, electrolytes and enzymes. The presence of food triggers the secretion of saliva. The secretion is controlled by the autonomic nervous system- -an automatic system that regulates body functions. In addition to lubricating and binding the food, the enzymes in saliva initiate the breakdown of starches. Starchy foods are those that contain complex carbohydrates, such as rice, potatoes, wheat and corn. The enzyme alpha-amylase in saliva begins the process of breaking carbohydrates into the simple sugars the body can use. MOVEMENT Movement is an important digestive function that begins in the mouth. The tongue rolls food particles together and propels them toward the esophagus. This triggers the action of swallowing. As food is swallowed, the muscles lining the esophagus contract, creating a narrow section that pushes the food along the digestive tract. This movement, known as peristalsis, keeps food moving through the system from the mouth to the anus. ]
sarmentoan|Points 80|

User: How does digestion occur in the mouth?

Weegy: INGESTION The entire digestive process begins with the mouth, where food and drinks are first be ingested through eating and drinking. advertisement MECHANICAL DIGESTION Mechanical digestion is the physical breakdown of food particles. [ Large pieces of food enter the mouth and must be broken down into smaller pieces to move through the remaining organs of the digestive system. An average adult human has 32 teeth, which perform a process called mastication, commonly known as chewing. The teeth rip and tear food into smaller pieces, preparing them for chemical digestion. The tongue also aids in mechanical digestion by moving food around in the mouth, placing it where the teeth can effectively grind it. CHEMICAL DIGESTION Although mechanical digestion is vital to the digestive process, it alone cannot break food down into molecules small enough for the body to use. Many of the organs in the digestive system secrete digestive juices which contain enzymes to perform chemical digestion. The mouth contains salivary glands, which secrete saliva, a fluid that contains mucus, water, electrolytes and enzymes. The presence of food triggers the secretion of saliva. The secretion is controlled by the autonomic nervous system- -an automatic system that regulates body functions. In addition to lubricating and binding the food, the enzymes in saliva initiate the breakdown of starches. Starchy foods are those that contain complex carbohydrates, such as rice, potatoes, wheat and corn. The enzyme alpha-amylase in saliva begins the process of breaking carbohydrates into the simple sugars the body can use. MOVEMENT Movement is an important digestive function that begins in the mouth. The tongue rolls food particles together and propels them toward the esophagus. This triggers the action of swallowing. As food is swallowed, the muscles lining the esophagus contract, creating a narrow section that pushes the food along the digestive tract. This movement, known as peristalsis, keeps food moving through the system from the mouth to the anus. ]
sarmentoan|Points 80|

User: How does digestion occur in the small intestine?

Weegy: It's where the body takes the nutrients from your food into your system. Bile - emulsification of fat, Proteases - digestion of proteins, Lipase - digestion of fats, Nucleases - digestion of nucleotides, Amylase - digestion of starch. [ After it is digested, it can enter the small intestine via the villia of the enterocyte small intestinal cell. This is the process of absorption. So the main type of digestion taking place is chemical digestion. ]
nexie10|Points 220|

User: How does digestion occur in the small intestine?

Weegy: It's where the body takes the nutrients from your food into your system. Bile - emulsification of fat, Proteases - digestion of proteins, Lipase - digestion of fats, Nucleases - digestion of nucleotides, Amylase - digestion of starch. [ After it is digested, it can enter the small intestine via the villia of the enterocyte small intestinal cell. This is the process of absorption. So the main type of digestion taking place is chemical digestion. ]
nexie10|Points 220|

User: How does digestion occur in the stomach?

Weegy: When food enters the mouth, digestion of the food starts by the action of mastication, a form of mechanical digestion, and the wetting contact of saliva. [ Saliva, a liquid secreted by the salivary glands, contains salivary amylase, an enzyme which starts the digestion of starch in the food. After undergoing mastication and starch digestion, the food will be in the form of a small, round slurry mass called a bolus. It will then travel down the esophagus and into the stomach by the action of peristalsis. (See more here) ]
innersource|Points 7435|

User: How does digestion occur in the stomach?

Weegy: When food enters the mouth, digestion of the food starts by the action of mastication, a form of mechanical digestion, and the wetting contact of saliva. [ Saliva, a liquid secreted by the salivary glands, contains salivary amylase, an enzyme which starts the digestion of starch in the food. After undergoing mastication and starch digestion, the food will be in the form of a small, round slurry mass called a bolus. It will then travel down the esophagus and into the stomach by the action of peristalsis. (See more here) ]
innersource|Points 7435|

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