General Science Digestive System Flash Card Set 942848

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Mouth & Throat

Digestion begins in the mouth where the teeth and tongue break down food mechanically through chewing and saliva, via the enzyme salivary amylase, starts to break starches down chemically. From the mouth, food travels down the esophagus where contractions push the food into the stomach.


The digestive system utilizes a variety of __________ to break down food.