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what is the main function of the large intestine
to absorb water
What are mutualistic bacteria?
bacteria housed in the large intestine that can break down some food still present in the intestine adn have limited ability to absorb volitale fatty acid. Some produce vitamin k which large intestine can absorbe
Where is the ceocum, and what is it the site for growth of
at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine. This is a pouch with one opening. Dangling off of it is the appendix, it is the site for growth of mutualistic bacteria.
What is function of acessory organs?
they drain secretion into allimentary canal
What is the first accesory organ and what is its function?
Salivary glands: they produce saliva which moisteneds and lubricates food.
start from mouth and go down
What is the second accesory organ and its function?
The liver, produses plasma proteins, detoxifies poisons... as a digestive organ it produces bile that is imp in digestion of fats
3rd accesory organ
gall bladder: stores bile
4th accessory oran
pancreus: this is your endocrine and exocrine gland, it produces insulin and glucogan which lower and raise blood glucose respectively, combo of these two hormones maintain homeostasis of amt of glucose in blood.