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produces pancreatic juices, a mixture of digestive enzymes, alkaline solution, rich in biocarbonate
contains bile salts that emulsify fats, making them more susceptible to attack by digestive enzymes
hepatic portal vein
large vessel that transports nutrients absorbed by the intestines directly to the liver
a small fingerlike extension of the cecum, contains a mass of white blood cells that make a minor contribution to immunity
materials that must be obtained in preassembled form because the animal cell's cannot make them from raw material
essentially fatty acids
obtained through our diet, it is needed to make some of the phospholipids of a cell membrane
an open sore on the skin or mucous membrane that can bleed and scar and is sometimes accompanied by infection
prepared for digestion by bile secreted by liver and stored in gallbladder (increases surface area) ; lipase acts upon it in small intestine and produces fatty acids and glycerol; liver digests glycerol
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