medical term chapter 6 digestive system
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what are three digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas?
- 1. Trypsin, which breaks down proteins
- 2. Amylase, which breaks down carbs
- 3. Lipase, which breaks down fat
The gallblader is a saclike struture on the inferior surface of the liver, serves as a storage area for bile, which is produced by the liver.
is an enlogated, somewhat flatnened organ that lies posterior and slighly inferior to the stomach
it performs endocrine and exocrine functions
- as an endocrine gland the pancreas secretes insulin directly into the bloodstrean to maintain normal blood glucose levels
the larger glandular organ in the body, weighs approximately 3 or 4 pounds. it is located beneath the diaphragm in the right upper quadrant of the abnominal cavitiy
accessory organs of digestion
- - liver
- - gallbladder
- - pancreas
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