anatomy organs

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organ that produces bile and secretes it into the hepatic bile ducts

small intestine

the walls of this structure secret chole-cystokinin


"food tube" that carries food from the pharynx to the stomach


pear-shaped sac that attaches to the underside of the liver; it concentrates and stores bile


parietal cells of this organ that secret hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor

salivary glands

parotid, sublingual, and submandibular


organ that is divided into the fundus, body, and pylorus

small intestine

most digestion and absorption occur within this structure


the primary function of this organ is to deliver chyme to the duodenum at the proper rate


the walls of this organ are thrown into folds called rugae

large intestine

divisions include the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal


the organ that secretes the most potent digestive enzymes and does not absorb nutrients

salivary glands

an inflammation of one of these structures is called mumps


this organ contains mucus cells, parietal cells, and chief cells

small intestine

the inner lining of this structure is characterized by villi and microvilli; bursh border cells

small intestine

divisions include the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum


landmarks of this organ include the greater curvature and lesser curvature

large intestine

this structure has bends or curves called the hepatic flexure and the splenic flexure

small intestine

the pylorus connects the stomach with this structure

large intestine

flatus, feces, and defecation are most related to this structure


the chief organ of drug detoxification


this organ secretes insulin, glucagon, trypsin, and a bicarbonate-rich secretion

small intestine

peristalsis is pendulum-like (sways back and forth) in this organ

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