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1. Absorption
The process by which the products of digestion are transferred into the body's internal environment, enabling them to reach the cells.

2. Activated sludge process
A method of treating sewage and wastewater through microbial oxidation. Sewage previously treated in settling tanks is aerated to encourage the growth of nonpathogenic aerobic microorganisms ( bacteria , yeast s, molds and protozoans) which break the organic matter down into carbon dioxide, water, and simple salts. After this activated sludge is produced, the wastewater undergoes further processing through anaerobic digestion, filtering, and chlorination.

3. Antidyspeptic
A compound that relieves indigestion.

4. Autonomic nervous system
The part of the nervous system that controls involuntary bodily actions, such as breathing, heartbeat, food digestion, and blinking.

5. Bile salts
Amphipathic compounds that aid digestion and lipid absorption; they are derived from steroid s and have some detergent properties.

6. Bolus
A mass of chewed food mixed with salivary secretions that is propelled into the espohagus during the swallowing phase of digestion.

7. Botulism (botulism disease)
A type of food poisoning caused by the toxin botulin , which is made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Symptoms of the disease include vomiting, stomach trouble and indigestion, abdominal pain, trouble seeing, and a barking cough.

8. Cystine
An amino acid which can be formed when protein s are destroyed by digestion or acid hydrolysis ; it contains sulfur. It is sometimes found as crystals in the kidneys or in urine.

9. Digestion
The process of breaking down food into its molecular and chemical components so that these nutrient molecules can cross plasma membranes.

10. Digestive system
One of eleven major body organ systems in animals; converts food from the external environment into nutrient molecules that can be used and stored by the body and eliminates solid wastes; involves five functions: movement, secretion, digestion, absorption, and elimination.

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