Functions of Liver, Pancreas, and Salivary Glands

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What is the approximate length of the small intestine?

7 meters

What is the function of the finger-like projections called villi in the small intestine?

To increase the surface area for absorption

What is the consistency of the feces formed in the large intestine?


What is the approximate time it takes for food to complete its journey through the small intestine?

4-8 hours

What is the role of the large intestine in the digestive system?

To accept what the small intestine doesn't absorb

What is the approximate length of the rectum?

6-8 inches

How long does waste stay in the rectum?

10-12 hours

What is the name of the muscular ring that controls the passage of feces out of the body?


What is the condition in which acidic gastric fluid is regurgitated into the esophagus, causing heartburn?

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

What is the term for the process of breaking down food into a liquid mixture in the small intestine?

Chyme formation

Test your knowledge of the roles and functions of the liver, pancreas, and salivary glands in the human body. From regulating sugar levels to detoxification, learn about the importance of these organs in our digestive system.

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