Liver

The liver, the largest internal organ, is located in the upper right quadrant of the abdominal cavity, just inferior to the diaphragm. It is partially surrounded by the ribs and extends from the level of the fifth intercostal space to the lower margin of the ribs. It is reddish brown in color and well supplied with blood vessels (figs. 17.26, 17.27, 17.28 and reference plates 51, 57, 74).

Secretin stimulates pancreas

Figure

Acidic chyme entering the duodenum from the stomach stimulates release of secretin, which in turn stimulates release of pancreatic juice.

Liver

Liver

Stomach

Large intestine

Stomach

Large intestine

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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