complete the tabular column

Asked by  | 30th May, 2008, 10:08: PM

Expert Answer:


organs digestive enzymes functions/actions
mouth (saliva) slivary amylase breaks down starch to sugar

gastric juice

1. HCl

2. Pepsin

3. Mucus

1.Creates an acidic medium for the pepsin to act.

2. digests the proteins

3.Protects inner lining of the stomach from the action of the acid

liver 1.bile

1.makes the acidic food coming from the stomach alkaline

2. emulsifies the fats



2. lipase

1. digests the proteins

2. breaks down the emulsified fats

walls of small


1. intestinal juice

finally converts

1.carbohydrates to glucose

2.proteins to amino acids

3.fats to fatty acids and glycerol


Answered by  | 2nd Jun, 2008, 11:59: AM

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