Functions of the Liver in the Digestive System

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What is the main digestive function of the liver?

Production of bile to emulsify fats

Which organ is responsible for the modification of fats so that cells all over the body can use them more efficiently?

Liver

What is the pigment released from old red blood cells that gives stool its characteristic dark color?

Bilirubin

Which of the following functions is NOT performed by the liver?

Production of insulin

Why is the formation of bile important for digestion?

To emulsify fats and aid in fat absorption

Which organ releases bile into the blood for transport to the kidneys?

Liver

What is the main function of the gall bladder?

Storing and concentrating bile

Which hormone stimulates the contraction of the gall bladder to release stored bile?

Cholecystokinin (CCK)

What triggers relaxation of the hepatopancreatic sphincter (of Oddi)?

Cholecystokinin (CCK) release

Where does the pancreatic duct join to form the hepatopancreatic ampulla?

Duodenum

What is the function of the hepatopancreatic ampulla?

Releasing stored bile

What causes the contraction of the gall bladder to stimulate bile flow?

Presence of fat and acid chyme in the duodenum

This quiz covers the functions of the liver in the digestive system, including carbohydrate metabolism, formation of blood plasma proteins, and synthesis of urea. It explains how the liver plays a crucial role in regulating blood glucose levels and processing waste products.

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