medical term chapter 6 digestive system

  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

    • it performs endocrine and exocrine functions
    • - as an endocrine gland the pancreas secretes insulin directly into the bloodstrean to maintain normal blood glucose levels
  4. 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
  5. accessory organs of digestion
    • - liver
    • - gallbladder
    • - pancreas
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