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11-3 Final Digestion and Absorption

11-3 Final Digestion and Absorption

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Published by: Kelli McDaniel Marchbanks on Feb 24, 2010
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Final Digestion and Absorption
Chapter 11-3
The SmallIntestine
After the stomach, the thick liquid enters the small intestine
Small Intestine- part of the digestive system where most ofthe chemical digestion takes place.
Almost all chemical digestion and absorption of nutrientstakes place in the small intestine
The liquid mixes with enzymes and secretions produced from3 different organs
Liver- located in the upper portion of the abdomen, it is thelargest and heaviest organ inside the body
The liver breaks down medicines and other substances
Liver produced bile- substance that breaks up fat particles
Bile flows from the liver to the gallbladder- organ that storesbile
Bile flows from the gallbladder into the small intestine aftereating
Bile breaks up large fat particles
The Role of the Liver

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