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a greenish-yellow or brownish fluid produced in and secreted by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and released into the small intestine.
a chronic disease of the liver, characterized by an overgrowth of connective tissue or fibrosis.
Condition characterized by difficulty in passing stool or an infrequent passage of hard stool
glands of the mucosa of the stomach that secrete HCl and hydrolytic enzymes (primarily pepsinogen, the inactive form of pepsin, a protein-digesting enzyme), which begins the enzymatic, or chemical breakdown of protein foods.
burning pain in the chest occurring when part of the stomach contents escapes into the esophagus
The last section of the digestive system, where water is absorbed from food and the remaining material is eliminated from the body. About 6 feet long and is composed of the cecum, colon, rectum and anus.
A large solid organ that lies in the right upper quadrant immediately below the diaphragm; it produces bile, stores glucose for immediate use by the body, and produces many substances that help regulate immune responses., Breaks down toxins, such as alcohol and processes nutrients into forms easier for the rest of your body to use.
gland posterior to the stomach, between the spleen and the duodenum; produces both endocrine and exocrine secretions.
Digestive organ where most chemical digestion and absorption of food takes place, Digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine. Here, food is acted on by various enzymes from the small intestine and pancreas and by bile from the liver.
An open sore or lesion in the skin or mucous membrane; may cause periodic bleeding and the formation of scars.
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