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What is the Role of the Liver and the Pancreas Respectively in the Digestion of Food? - Biology

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What is the role of the liver and the pancreas respectively in the digestion of food?

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Solution

  1. Liver: It produces a green-yellow fluid called the bile which emulsifies fats making it easy to be digested. The bile also contains sodium bicarbonate which neutralises the acid of food coming from the stomach and makes it alkaline.
  2. Pancreas: It produces the digestive juice called the pancreatic juice which acts on carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and convert them into simpler units called glucose, amino acids and fatty acids respectively
Concept: Function of Organ
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Selina Concise Biology Class 6 ICSE
Chapter 4 Digestive System
Long Answer Questions | Q 2
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