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Hepatic Functions

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1) What are the Hepatic Ducts and what do they do? The Hepaticduct that carries bile from the liver into the common bile ductwhich conveys it to the duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine).(Webmd)

2) What do Kupffer Cells do and where are they found?kupffer cells are located in the liver. and they remove bacteria from the inner lining of the hepatic sinusoid. (Webmd)

3) What is “Bile” and why is it important? Bile is a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats. (Webmd)

4) Where is the Gall Bladder located? What is its function?The gallbladder is a pear-shaped, hollow structure located under the liver and on the right side of the adobmen.The gallbladder is a reservoir for storing bile, which is produced by the liver. Bile is released into the duodenum and aids in digestion,
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Most of it is the "exocrine pancreas" which produces digestive enzymes, helping you to break down and absorb food in the small intestine. (Webmd)

6) What Endocrine function does it have? Where is Insulin produced and why is it important?endocrine pancreas" which produce various hormones. The classic example is insulin seeing as it is deficient in diabetes, which acts to decrease blood sugar levels. The endocrine pancreas also releases glucagon which has the opposite effect to insulin in that it raises blood sugar levels, ghrelin which is in the control of appetite and somatostatin which regulates other hormones. (webmd)

7) Differentiate between the Cephalic , Gastric and Intestinal Phases of Digestion.Cephalic- occurs before food enters the digestive system. thought/sight of food triggers Vagus nerve to increase production of saliva by salivary glands.
Intestinal- occurs when food leaves the stomach thru pyloric valve and enters the duodenum. the presence of chyme stimulates the production of intestinal gastrin to digest the food.
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