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Caecum
Location:
System: digestive
Function: vestigal organ that is the first part of the large intestine + breaks down plant materials
Gall Bladder
Location:
System: digestive
Function: stores bile
Mesentary
Location:
System: digestive
Function: tissue that holds intestines in place
Greater Omentum
Location:
System: lymphatic
Function: tissue that holds the spleen in place
Pancreas
Location:
System: digestive & endocrine
Function:
-regulates blood sugar levels w/ insulin & glycogin (stores glucose as glycogin & changes glucogen to glucose)
-produces enzymes to break down carbs, lipids, proteins, and nucleotides
-produces sodium biocarbonate to neutralize stomach acid
Spleen
Location:
System: lymphatic
Function:
-blood storage
-destroys red blood cells and platelets
Stomach
Location:
System: digestive
Function: churns and mechanically digests food
Umbilical Artery
Location:
System: Circulatory & Excretory
Function: tranfers deoxygenated blood & waste out of the fetus

[tip for memorizing: Artery = A = Away (from fetus)]
Urinary Bladder
Location:
System: Excretory
Function: saclike organ in which urine is stored before being excreted out of the body
Pyloric Valve
Location:
System: digestive
Function: allows digested food out of the somtach to the small intestine
Rugae
Location:
System: digestive
Function: ridges & folds within the stomach to churn food & increase surface area
Cardial Valve/Sphincter
Location:
System: digestive
Function:
-allows bolas (I think I might've wrote this word wrong, cause I have no idea what a bola is) from esophagus to enter stomach
- does not allow stomach acid to enter esophagus