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Found Digestive 38 times.

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1. Abdomen
* In higher animals: the portion of the body that contains the intestines and other viscera other than the lungs and heart. * In insects and other arthropods: the rearmost segment of the body, which contains part of the digestive tract and all the reproductive organs.

2. Acanthocephala (spiny-headed worms)
A phylum of parasitic organisms, from one of three general classes, generally referred to as spiny-headed worms. They are notable for their lack of a digestive tract.

3. Alevin (sac fry, yolk-sac fry)
In fisheries terminology, a larval salmonid that has hatched but has not fully absorbed its yolk sac, and generally has not yet emerged from the spawning gravel. Absorption of the yolk sac, the alevin's initial energy source, occurs as the larva develops its mouth, digestive tract and excretory organs and otherwise prepares to feed on natural prey.

4. Amylase
There are two commercially-used forms of this starch-hydrolyzing enzyme : * alpha amylase breaks the alpha-1,4-glucosidic bonds of starch to yield oligosaccharide s. Slightly different versions of this enzyme are produced by the bacteria Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, B. licheniformis, B. subtilis and the fungus Aspergillus oryzae. Alpha amylase is used to make corn syrup, beer, wallpaper removers, cold-soluble laundry starch, and digestive aids. * beta amylase has exo-alpha-1,4-glucanase activity and acts on linear alpha-1,4-linked glucans, breaking alternate bonds to form maltose. This enzyme is found in most plants but is rare in fungi and bacteria; it is the amylase produced by germinating barley, which is used in beer production.

5. Antinutrients
Chemicals produced by plants as a defense mechanism; inhibit the action of digestive enzymes in insects that attack and attempt to eat the plants.

6. Anus
The posterior opening of the digestive tract.

7. Autonomic neuropathy (visceral neuropathy)
A neuropathic disease of the nerves affecting mostly the internal organs such as the bladder muscles, the cardiovascular system, the digestive tract, and the genital organs. These nerves are not under a person's conscious control and function automatically.

8. Basal lamina
A thin layer of noncellular protein s and other noncellular stuff that is underneath the epithelium (the top layer of skin cells, also the innermost layer of cells in various vessels, the digestive and other tracts, etc.) and that the epithelium makes.

9. Cellulose
A polysaccharide that serves as a structural molecule in plants; only certain types of microbes can break down cellulose, and thus herbivores frequently harbor cellulose-digesting bacteria in their digestive systems. Cellulose is the main component of paper and can be used to synthesize alcohol .

10. Chymotrypsin
A digestive enzyme found in the small intestine that breaks protein s down into amino acid s.


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