Functions of the Liver Quiz

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What is the main digestive function of the liver?

Production of bile

Which organ is responsible for the detoxification of harmful substances like alcohol and certain drugs?


Which function of the liver involves converting glucose to glycogen and back to glucose?

Carbohydrate metabolism

What pigment gives stool its characteristic dark color after being eliminated in bile?


Which function of the liver involves the formation of blood plasma proteins like albumin and globulins?

The manufacture of bile

How does bile aid in the digestion process?

By acting as a detergent to emulsify fats

What is the main function of the gall bladder?

Storing and concentrating bile

What stimulates the contraction of the gall bladder?

Fat and acid chyme in the duodenum

What hormone is responsible for stimulating the contraction of the gall bladder?

Cholecystokinin (CCK)

How does the common bile duct differ from the cystic duct?

The common bile duct delivers bile to the duodenum, while the cystic duct connects to the gall bladder.

What controls the opening of the hepatopancreatic ampulla into the duodenum?

Hepatopancreatic sphincter (of Oddi)

What is the function of the hepatopancreatic sphincter (of Oddi)?

Controlling release of pancreatic and bile secretions into the duodenum

Test your knowledge on the functions of the liver including carbohydrate metabolism, formation of blood plasma proteins, synthesis of urea and more. Explore how the liver plays a crucial role in maintaining blood glucose levels and metabolizing waste products.

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