The digestive system and body metabolism the digestive system functions ingestion taking in food digestion breaking food down both physically and chemically absorption movement of nutrients into the bloodstream defecation rids the body of indigestible waste organs of the digestive system two main groups. Study 90 chapter 14 the digestive system and body metabolism flashcards from simone w on studyblue. Notes over the digestive system that go with a class presentation includes information and enamel made of calcium salts hardest substance in body outer surface dentin similar to bone surrounds tooths central cavity breakdown of lipids and fats protein metabolism stores iron and vitamins destroys damaged red blood . In the human digestive system large organic masses are broken down into smaller particles that the body can use as fuel this is a complex process the breakdown of the nutrients requires the coordination of several enzymes secreted from specialized cells within the mouth stomach intestines and . The digestive system and body metabolism chapter 14 essentials of human anatomy and physiology 10th tenth edition elaine n marieb chapter 14 study play work with the immune system to protect against the entry of pathogens through the digestive system subdivisions of the large intestine cecum appendix colon rectum anal canal
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