Digestion Essay Examples

digestion (enzyme amylase increases the rate at which starch is broken down to maltose) and blood clotting (enzyme thrombin increases the rate of clotting) (Frey and Hegeman). Q2. The enzyme amylase is produced by the salivary glands (salivary amylase) and in the pancreas (pancreatic amylase). Salivary amylase breaks down starch in the mouth into maltose which is absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. All the carbohydrates in the food cannot be exhaustively digested in the mouth. Pancreatic amylase moves to the small intestines through ducts where it completes the digestion of carbohydrates by breaking them into glucose which is absorbed into the bloodstream. This completes the digestion of...