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accessory digestive organs
These are not part of the gastrointestinal tract but do play a key role in the digestive system
This is a form of starch which the liver converts back into glucose when the blood sugar level is low
is the pigment produced from the destruction of hemoglobin and released by the liver in bile
this is a digestive juice secreted by the liver and aids in he digestion of fat. It is stored in the gallbladder
this provides the channels through which bile is transported from the liver to the small intestine
these are responsible for the chemical changes that break food down into simpler forms
charbohydrates, fats proteins vitamins and minerals are these which are only required in small amounts
this is the breaking down of body cells or substances releasing energy and carbon dioxide
this is the process by which completely digested nutrients are transported to the cells throughout the body
these are specialized structures of the lymphatic system which absorb fats and fat soluble vitamins
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