Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332



Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
Textbook Problem

Match each organ with its digestive function in humans.

_____ gallbladder a. final stop for digestive waste
_____ salivary gland b. makes bile
_____ colon c. compacts undigested residues
_____ liver d. adds enzymes to small intestine
_____ esophagus e. delivers food to the stomach
_____ rectum f. stores, secretes bile
_____ stomach g. secretes gastric fluid
_____ pancreas h. secretes enzyme that begins starch digestion

Summary Introduction

To match: Each organ with its digestive function in humans.


Gallbladder - f. stores, secretes bile.

Gallbladder is a small organ placed beside the liver in the body. It functions in storing and releasing concentrated bile into the small intestine to break down fats.

Salivary gland - h. secrete enzyme that begins starch digestion.

Salivary glands are the exocrine glands around the mouth and throat. It secretes saliva that contains salivary amylase for the initiation of starch digestion.

Colon - c. compacts undigested residues.

Colon is a part of the large intestine where the digestive processes of the body end. It contains the undigested food residue from which water, electrolytes and essential vitamins such as vitamin K are absorbed.

Liver - b. makes bile.

One of the functions that liver performs is bile secretion. Bile is a yellowish color liquid that is secreted by the liver for fat digestion in animals.

Esophagus - e...

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