COPY: Human Digestive System Parts and Functions

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Which enzyme is responsible for breaking down maltose into glucose?

Maltase

What is the main function of lipase in the digestive system?

Break down fats into fatty acids and glycerol

Which enzyme breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose?

Lactase

In which part of the body is sucrase secreted?

Small intestine

Which enzyme is important for digesting proteins into amino acids?

Proteases

What is the primary function of amylase in the digestive process?

Break down carbohydrates into sugars

The enzyme lactase primarily acts on which sugar?

Sucrose

Which enzyme is produced in small amounts by the mouth and stomach?

Lipase

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Enzymes in Digestive System

  • Maltase is responsible for breaking down maltose into glucose.
  • Lipase is the main enzyme responsible for breaking down fats into fatty acids and glycerol in the digestive system.
  • Lactase breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose.
  • Sucrase is secreted in the small intestine.
  • Proteases are important for digesting proteins into amino acids.
  • The primary function of amylase in the digestive process is to break down starch into simple sugars.
  • Lactase primarily acts on lactose sugar.
  • Amylase is produced in small amounts by the mouth and stomach.

This quiz covers various parts of the human digestive system, including the salivary glands, esophagus, and liver, along with their functions in the digestion process. Test your knowledge on how these organs work together to help you digest food effectively.

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