Flashcards in DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Deck (10)
Is composed of the alimentary tract and accessory organs.
Large hollow organ, main organ of digestive system.
Flat, solid organ. Secrets juices that aid in digestion of fats, startches, proteins.
Located in the pancreas, produce insulin that regulates sugar in blood stream.
Islets of Langerhans
Largest solid organ in abdomen, lies beneath diaphragm RUQ. Produces bile, and aids in immune function, blood clotting, production of plasma
Solid organ located in LUQ. Filters bood
Hollow pouch acts as reservoir for bile.
Made up of duodenum jejunum and ileum. Nutrients received through walls and distributed through blood stream
Parts of food that cannot be absorbed through body go through
Large Intestine COLON