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Answered 2013-02-28 15:54:25

The first part of the digestive process in the mouth is initiated by the salivary glands which secrete a chemical called salivary amylase. This enzyme begins the digestion of the starches in the cracker into simple sugars. Then when it gets into the stomach it is called chyme and doesn't get digested further because the stomach only digests proteins. After it's been in the stomach for several hours, it goes into the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine, and this is where the pancreas adds pancreatic amylase, another enzyme, to help break down the starches from the cracker even further.

As far as the liver, it does not play a role in digestion directly. It's job is to convert the sugar, or glucose, into glycogen, which is a stored version of the sugar that came from the starches, or carbohydrates, that were originally in the cracker.


The liver also produces bile which flows into the doudenum for the digestion of any lipids in the cracker.

The liver is also involved breaking down glycogen from adipose tissue or muscle to glucose when your body is in fasting mode. Besides this, the liver also produces urea from protein, which is then excreted as urine.

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If you eat a cracker what is the sequential order that it digests from mouth to liver?

Liver?From mouth to the liver? The liver?!Although the liver is an important organ in the digestion process, food doesn't end up there or even pass through it.Having said that, I'll start this off:The digestion process starts in the mouth with the chewing of food, which increases its surface area. Also, starches, like the ones found in a saltine cracker, are broken down by saliva, which turns starch into simple sugars. From the mouth it passes to the stomach.Next!Part 2The stomach contains hydrochloric acid acid and lots of enzymes, which, together with a squelching action of the stomach breaks the last of the cracker down into it's absorbable chemical constituents. None of the cracker's actually absorbed here however. After 1/2 to 1 hour the slimy acidic paste passes into the small intestines where the clever stuff begins.Next!The liver producesm bile, which emulsifies fat to prepare it for digestion by pancreatic and intestinal juices.

What organ does your body use to digest food?

the mouth,the stomach,the esophagus,liver,small intestine,large intestine,

Before the cracker was put in the mouth it was composed prinarily of?

The composed of a cracker before hitting the mouth is amylase. This is science.

What are the organs that work together to digest food?

The organs that wrok together to digest food are mouth stomach small intestine pancreas liver gall bladder small intestine large intestine

What happens when a saltine cracker is placed in your mouth?

The salt melts in your mouth and then you swallow it and your finished!

If you eat a cracker made of carbohydrates how is it digested by beginning with the mouth and ending with the liver?

Amylase in the saliva starts the process of breaking down starch into sugar. The mouth also physically breaks down the cracker. The stomach and intestines continue to break down the complex carbohydrates in the cracker into simpler carbohydrates, and finally sugar. The sugars are absorbed through the intestines. Sugars not immediately used by the body get stored in the liver as glycogen, a complex carbohydrate. When the body needs to draw on reserves of fuel, it goes first to the liver and breaks down the carbohydrates there into sugar (glucose) so the body can use the energy.

You eat a cracker that's entirely made of carbohydrates Describe in sequential order how your body digests this cracker Begine at the mouth and end at the liver?

The process of digesting carbohydrates begins in the mouth. Salivary amylase starts breaking down complex carbs into simpler types. Enzyme activity continues in the stomach, but salivary amylase is neutralized in the stomach. Pancreatic amylase is secreted into the duodenum. This reduces the carbohydrates into simple sugars - maltose, lactose and sucrose. The enzymes maltase, lactase and sucrase digest maltose, lactose and sucrose, which are more easily absorbed. They re eventually converted to glucose and absorbed through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream. After carbohydrates are made into glucose, the glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to the liver, where it is stored or distributed to cells throughout the body for energy. The liver is responsible for regulating blood glucose levels. the liver converts excess glucose to glycogen and stores it; it also converts glycogen to glucose when the levels int he body are low.

What does liver digest?

Well, your liver shouldn't have to digest food; food only passes through your mouth, your esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine, then is excreted from your body.Although, your liver does break down food, with bile, AKA as gall. This is an essential part to break down the food's lipids. Without it, you couldn't take in food properly, and probably would die, if not treated. (This is why liver failure is so serious)

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Where do carbohydrates digest?

carbohydrates digest both mechanically and chemically in the mouth and in the stomach

How a boiled camote is digested start the time it enters the mouth until the time it goes out of the body as wate?

boiled camote first digest in the mouth and secondly goes to the peristalsis thirdly goes to gall bllader and go to the liver

What is secreted in the mouth during digestion?

The answer to that is carbohydrase which is found in the mouth to digest carbohydrate's.

Which nutrients begins to digest in the mouth?


What begins to digest in the mouth?

food :D

What nutrient does amylase digest?

Starches in the mouth

How do cats digest food?

Thru there mouth

What does the mouth and salivary glands digest?


Liver diseases related to oral cavity?

No, because oral has to do with the mouth and liver ,well has to do with the liver.

How do you digest a saltine cracker?

Digestion starts in your mouth, when your teeth chew the cracker into small bits. Those are mixed with saliva, which starts breaking down the carbohydrates in the cracker. When you swallow it, it goes to your stomach, where digestive fluids break it down some more. Various bacteria in your intestines may also help with the breakdown. Nutrients are absorbed in the intestines, along with excess water.

Why is it easier to eat a grape than a cracker?

a grape has moisture in it so it is easier to swallow, whereas a cracker has no moisture and sticks to your mouth and throwt

What are some special features of the mouth?

The mouth has teeth and saliva. which helps to digest easily.

What is the enzyme produced in mouth?

Salivary amylase is produced in the mouth so that it can digest carbohydrate

What gives liver its gritty mouth-feel?

liver bugs of course

How do fish digest their food?

With a mouth, gut and stomach.

How do you digest a cricket?

put it in your mouth and swallow or gulp

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