Digestion 2

  1. Liver
    • has metabolic and regulatory functions
    • 2nd largest organ in the body (3-4lbs)
    • occupies the right quadrant under the diaphragm
    • lies almost entirely within the rib cage which offers it some protection
    • Lobes: right, left, caudate, quadrate
  2. Liver Functions***
  3. Gall Bladder
    • sack-like organ on inferior/posterior surface of liver
    • stores/concentrates bile which drains into the duodenum via the common bile duct
  4. Pancreas
    • soft, lobulated, glandular organ
    • exocrine and endocrine function
    • -islets of langerhans
    • -control of blood glucose levels
    • -insulin (high blood glucose levels)
    • -Glucagon (low blood glucose levels)
    • Pancreatic juice into duodenum: assists in digestion of triglycerides
  5. Pancreatic Islets (Islets of Langerhans)
    secrete hormones and acini secrete a mixture of fluid and digestive enzymes called pancreatic juice.
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Digestion 2
Digestion 2