What is the other name of digestion?

Emma Ripley   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

The digestive system is also known by a number of other names, including the gut, the digestive tube, the alimentary canal, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the intestinal tract, and the intestinal tube.

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Bart Avery   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Hereof, what is the synonym of digestion?

digestion, gastrointestinal, gut, gi, tract, alimentary, digest, liqueur.

Additionally, what does digest food mean? When your stomach breaks down food, it digests it. To digest is to process food so it can be absorbed into the body or information so the mind can absorb it. As a noun, a digest is a magazine that breaks down information into understandable summaries.

Gabriel Wild   |   Member since 2020  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Also asked, what is digestion short answer?

ANSWER. Digestion is how your body turns food you eat into nutrients it uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. The digestive tract (or gastrointestinal tract) is a long twisting tube that starts at your mouth and ends at your anus.

Callie Moore   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is another name of Oesophagus?

The esophagus is sometimes called the gullet. Humans and other vertebrates have an esophagus. The word comes from the Greek word oisophagos, which means gullet, from the roots oisein, meaning to carry, and phagein, meaning to eat. In British English, the spelling is oesophagus.

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Why is digestion important?

Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients before the blood absorbs them and carries them to cells throughout the body.

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What is digestion in zoology?

Kerala Plus One Zoology Notes Chapter 5 Digestion and Absorption. Introduction. Food is one of the basic requirements of all living organisms and provides energy and organic materials for growth and repair of tissues. Digestion: The process of conversion of complex food substances into simple absorbable forms.

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What part of speech is digestion?

digest part of speech: transitive verbpronunciation: dih jest [or] daI jestinflections: digests, digesting, digesteddefinition 1: to break down or promote the breaking down of (food) into substances that can be absorbed by body tissues. synonyms: assimilate, metabolize similar words: disintegrate, dissolve

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What is digestive system in simple words?

Digestive system: The system of organs responsible for getting food into and out of the body and for making use of food to keep the body healthy. The digestive system includes the salivary glands, mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, colon, and rectum.

Boris Carter   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

What does Eupepsia mean?

eupepsia. [u-pepīse-ah] good digestion; the presence of a normal amount of pepsin in the gastric juice. adj., adj eupepītic.

Alan Richards   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

What is another word for metabolism?

Synonyms: metabolic process, transfiguration, metabolism, metamorphosis. metabolism, metabolic process(noun) the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life.

Aleksandra Osmond   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

What is the process of digestion?

Digestive Processes. The processes of digestion include six activities: ingestion, propulsion, mechanical or physical digestion, chemical digestion, absorption, and defecation. The first of these processes, ingestion, refers to the entry of food into the alimentary canal through the mouth.

Leilani Wooldridge   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

What is the medical term for digestion?

The alimentary canal is the medical term for your entire digestive tract.

Bob Emmett   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What is the opposite of digestion?

since the prefix "in-" means not able to, with "in-" the word "indigestion" would mean not being able to digest, or break down food. in contrast, if the word "indigestion" didn't have the prefix "in-" it would mean the opposite of "indigestion." this makes the word "digestion" without the prefix "in-".

Cherish Shields   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

What are functions of digestive system?

The function of the digestive system is digestion and absorption. Digestion is the breakdown of food into small molecules, which are then absorbed into the body. The digestive system is divided into two major parts: The digestive tract (alimentary canal) is a continuous tube with two openings: the mouth and the anus.

Chad Reading   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

How do you use digestion in a sentence?

Examples of digestion in a Sentence an enzyme that aids in the digestion of protein She began to suffer from poor digestion as she grew older. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'digestion.

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What is digestion in science?

Digestion is the breakdown of large insoluble food molecules into small water-soluble food molecules so that they can be absorbed into the watery blood plasma. In certain organisms, these smaller substances are absorbed through the small intestine into the blood stream.

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What are the 2 types of digestion?

There are two kinds of digestion: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical digestion involves physically breaking the food into smaller pieces. Mechanical digestion begins in the mouth as the food is chewed. Chemical digestion involves breaking down the food into simpler nutrients that can be used by the cells.

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