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  • The Difference Between Mechanical And Chemical Digestion, And The Digestive System

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    Digestion is the process in which food is broken down into smaller molecules, that can thereafter be more simply absorbed by the body, producing energy to build and nurture cells. Cells require a continuous amount of energy and nutrients to assist the body in functioning. There are two types of digestion mechanical and chemical. Mechanical digestion is the process of breaking down large food molecules into smaller parts by physical means, taking place in the mouth and stomach. This process typically

  • Importance Of Pancreas

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    The pancreas is an important organ in digest system. This organ controls human sugar levels and produces a special juice that release the nutrients from food. It is located behind stomach and hormones is helps to break down the food. It aids digestion by producing a special tonic made of water, sodium bicarbonate and digestive enzyme. Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes the stomach is natural acidity, so these digestive enzymes can perform their jobs. Main function of endocrine of pancreas is to produce

  • Journey Through the Digestive System

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    muscle contractions that are so strong it can be done in any position to tran... ... middle of paper ... ...ould make someone choke. Also, if the esophagus was not working food would get stuck causing it not to transfer food to the stomach to break it down, and it would block the windpipe so the human couldn't obtain oxygen. Another catastrophe would be if the liver wasn’t working because it would cause the gallbladder to be affected because there would be no bile, and if the gallbladder wasn’t

  • Maltose Essay

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    amount of enzyme starting. Then at time zero remove 1 mL of the solution from each of the tubes as the baseline control. Place this solution in a tube placed at time zero and continue to add 2 mL of water and 3 drops of potassium iodide. Add 1 mL of amylase to the stock solution of substrate/ salt solution. When 3 minutes is up, remove 1 mL of the reaction mix to a new test tube, add 2 mL of water, and 3 drops of potassium iodide. Repeat this step until you have completed this process 6 times and have

  • Interaction Theory Of Hydrolases

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    (Spenceley, 2004). There are many categories and sub categories of enzymes including; Oxidoreductases, Hydrolases, Isomerases and Ligases (Harper College, Unknown) and this report will focus on the category of Hydrolases, specifically the digestive enzyme amylase. This specific enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of polysaccharides or more commonly known as glycogen, starch and similar molecules (Unknown). The products of this catalysis are oligosaccharides or simple sugars such as maltose and glucose. Enzymes

  • Imperature Of Enzymes

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    consist of large molecules made up of long chains of amino acids. The amino acid chains are different in each protein, so they fold up into different shapes; in addition, an enzyme’s shape is also critically important to its function. Some enzymes break down large molecules into concentrated smaller molecules; however, others join small molecules together. This will mean the substrate can no longer slot into the active site and this is also known as denatured. This is a permanent change that causes

  • Important Process Of Digestion

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    Digestion takes place in organs throughout the body, each serving a different purpose, yet vital role in the function of the body. Proteins carry out numerous tasks to provide building blocks for the body. Fats are another source of nourishment that provide insulation to the body. A base and pepsin, an enzyme that can speed up the process of digestion, increases the metabolism fastest. Meaning this experiment could aid someone wanting to lose weight by taking the mixture. Lipids, also known as fats

  • Investigate the effect of enzyme concentration on the rate of reaction

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    until the substrate does not react with enzyme the reaction would not be complete and there would be a lower chance of a successful collision with an active site that is available. EQUIPMENT: APPARATUS AMOUNT REASON Boiling Tube 2 To hold the amylase and starch Boiling Tube Rack 1 To hold the boiling tubes and there contents. Iodine Indicator 1 Drop per Reaction... ... middle of paper ... ...lean glass ware should be provided or time given to wash/ rinse the test tubes toughly. GRAPH

  • Understanding the Digestive System

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    The human digestion system is very complex. It starts with the mouth, salivary glands, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine, then ends/exits with the anus. Each step is essential to the whole system. For example, the mouth chews food and mixes it with saliva produced by the salivary glands, and then the pharynx swallows chewed food mixed with saliva, this is followed by the food traveling through the esophagus to the stomach where the food gets

  • The Importance of Digestive System

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    How is it so that something as simple as a piece of steak can be turned into fuel for our bodies once it is consumed? It happens through this one system with many functioning parts known as the digestive system. When it comes to the human body the digestive system is very important. It gives our bodies the ability to process foods, extract the nutrients we need from the foods, and eliminate the wastes (smartlivingnetwork). Without these abilities our bodies wouldn’t be able to function. So what is