medical term chapter 6 digestive system

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medical term chapter 6 digestive system
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  1. 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
  2. Gallblader is
    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.
  3. Pancreas
    is an enlogated, somewhat flatnened organ that lies posterior and slighly inferior to the stomach
  4. it performs endocrine and exocrine functions
    - as an endocrine gland the pancreas secretes insulin directly into the bloodstrean to maintain normal blood glucose levels
  5. liver
    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
  6. accessory organs of digestion
    • - liver
    • - gallbladder
    • - pancreas

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