In the abdominal cavity identify and know functions for: liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, small (duodenum, jejunum and ileum) and large intestine, cecum, rectum, spleen, peritoneum, mesentery and omentum.
- - Liver and gallbladder : accessory organs. Liver produces bile which is a fat emulsifier, for export to the duodenum and the bile is stored in the gallbladder.
- - Pancreas : produces enzymes that break down all categories of foodstuff. "Pancreatic juice"
- - Stomach : chyme
- - Small intestines : Mechanical breakdown and propulsion. Absorption: breakdown products of carbohydrate protein and fat.
- - Large intestines : Digestion with remaining food. Absorbs most water, electrolytes and vitamins. defecation eliminates feces from the body.