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Water and
o Last portion of the digestive tract'
a No digestion occurs in the large intestine.
a ln the large intestine, there is absorption of
water (about 1 liter/day) and salts from feces
(undigested, unabsorbed food).
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"_,,,...rtl'ffiffijlf a Bacteria produce vitamin K, B vitamins.
{? r) o Secretion of mucus (lubrication of feces)
o Contractions move feces along large intestine
and rectum, to be expelled out of the anal
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o Pancreas: exocrine portion produces digestive o Allow communication between different parts of
enzymes, bicarbonate the digestive tract
o Liver: Produces bile, stores glycogen, o Ensure the presence of sufficient secretions
i nterconverts nutrients (gluconeogenesis),
when food present
detoxifies toxic substances (alcohol, drugs, o Help avoid overabundance of secretions in
ammonia), makes blood proteins (albumin, absence of food
fi bri nogen, clotting factors) o Two types of mechanisms: neural and endocrine
o Gallbladder: concentrates and stores bile