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Sanalkumar S

Feb 5, 2015

Define digestion. Explain the process of digestion in human beings.

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Digestion: Digestion is the process by which food is broken down into simple absorbable substances. Digestion of food takes place in the digestive system. Digestive system is made up of alimentary c...

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Vaibhav Gumber

Jan 11, 2015

Differentiate between endopeptidases and exopeptidases.

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Endopeptidases and the exopeptidases are the enzymes which help in the digestion of proteins. *Endopeptidases can break pept...

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Sanalkumar S

Feb 17, 2015

What is heterodont dentition ?

Sol:
Human beings have heterodont type of dentition as teeth are of different shapes. They are called heterodonts.
Teeth in adults are of four types: incisors represented by I, canine represented ...

Answer (1)

Sagar Rachchh

Sep 30, 2014

Explain the process of digestion in small intestine. What are all the enzymes which take part in this process?

Sol:
Digestion:  The process of breaking down complex food substances into simple molecules is called as digestion. Digestive system in human beings consists of alimentary canal and...

Answer (2)

Sagar Rachchh

Feb 2, 2015

What do you mean by ptyalin? What is its role in digestion?

Sol:

Ptyalin is the strach hydrolysing enzyme secreted by salivary glands in human beings. It is also called as salivary amylase. Ptyalin secreted in the mouth brings about digestion of starch in...

Answer (2)

Sagar Rachchh

Feb 2, 2015

What is enterogastrone? Explain.

Sol:

Enterogastrones are the hormones secreted by some specialised cells present in the walls of the duodenum. these hormones help in the digestion processes to be carried out smoothly. Secretin and ...

Answer (1)

Sagar Rachchh

Oct 12, 2014

What is intestinal juice? Where is it secreted in the body? What is its significance?

Sol:
Partially digested food in the stomach is becomes acidic and is known as chyme. Chyme moves into small intestine for further digestion.

The small intestine is divided into duodenum, i...

Answer (1)

Rupini Dhwaritha

Jun 13, 2015

Why are the villi present in the small intestine and not in the stomach??

Small intestine have finger-like projections called villi to increase the surface area for absorption of food. Absorption of food takes place in small intestine. So, villi are present in small intestine and not...

Answer (1)

Shreya Kale

Sep 12, 2015

what is the function of hepato-pancreatic duct????

Hepatopancreatic duct opens into the duodenum of the alimentary canal to secrete bile juice and pancreatic juice.

Answer (1)

Sanalkumar S

Feb 17, 2015

Write a short note on the importance of Brunner's glands in the process of digestion.

Sol:
Brunner's glands are the glands present in the walls of the duodenum, a part of small intestine. Brunner's glands secrete watery substance called as mucoid fluid. This is an alkaline secreti...

Answer (1)

Sanalkumar S

Feb 5, 2015

Define digestion. Explain the process of digestion in human beings.

Sol:
Digestion: Digestion is the process by which food is broken down into simple absorbable substances. Digestion of food takes place in the digestive system. Digestive system is made up of alimentary c...

Answer (1)

Vaibhav Gumber

Jan 11, 2015

Differentiate between endopeptidases and exopeptidases.

Sol:

Endopeptidases and the exopeptidases are the enzymes which help in the digestion of proteins. *Endopeptidases can break pept...

Answer (1)

Sanalkumar S

Feb 17, 2015

What is heterodont dentition ?

Sol:
Human beings have heterodont type of dentition as teeth are of different shapes. They are called heterodonts.
Teeth in adults are of four types: incisors represented by I, canine represented ...

Answer (1)

Sagar Rachchh

Sep 30, 2014

Explain the process of digestion in small intestine. What are all the enzymes which take part in this process?

Sol:
Digestion:  The process of breaking down complex food substances into simple molecules is called as digestion. Digestive system in human beings consists of alimentary canal and...

Answer (2)

Sagar Rachchh

Feb 2, 2015

What do you mean by ptyalin? What is its role in digestion?

Sol:

Ptyalin is the strach hydrolysing enzyme secreted by salivary glands in human beings. It is also called as salivary amylase. Ptyalin secreted in the mouth brings about digestion of starch in...

Answer (2)

Sagar Rachchh

Feb 2, 2015

What is enterogastrone? Explain.

Sol:

Enterogastrones are the hormones secreted by some specialised cells present in the walls of the duodenum. these hormones help in the digestion processes to be carried out smoothly. Secretin and ...

Answer (1)

Sagar Rachchh

Oct 12, 2014

What is intestinal juice? Where is it secreted in the body? What is its significance?

Sol:
Partially digested food in the stomach is becomes acidic and is known as chyme. Chyme moves into small intestine for further digestion.

The small intestine is divided into duodenum, i...

Answer (1)

Rupini Dhwaritha

Jun 13, 2015

Why are the villi present in the small intestine and not in the stomach??

Small intestine have finger-like projections called villi to increase the surface area for absorption of food. Absorption of food takes place in small intestine. So, villi are present in small intestine and not...

Answer (1)

Shreya Kale

Sep 12, 2015

what is the function of hepato-pancreatic duct????

Hepatopancreatic duct opens into the duodenum of the alimentary canal to secrete bile juice and pancreatic juice.

Answer (1)

Sanalkumar S

Feb 17, 2015

Write a short note on the importance of Brunner's glands in the process of digestion.

Sol:
Brunner's glands are the glands present in the walls of the duodenum, a part of small intestine. Brunner's glands secrete watery substance called as mucoid fluid. This is an alkaline secreti...

Answer (1)

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