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    Accessory Organs of Digestion

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    Please help with the following problem with at least 200 words and references.

    1) Describe the anatomy and physiology of the accessory organs of digestion.
    2) Describe the exocrine and endocrine function of the pancreas.

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    Hi, the answer to the first question was rather long so it is attached. The answer to the second question is right below. Hope this helps you. Thank you for using BrainMass.

    Describe the exocrine and endocrine functions of the pancreas.

    The exocrine functions of the pancreas refer to the secretion of digestive juices from the acinar cells that produces amylase, proteinase, and lipase (Gray, 2000a; ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution involves a detailed discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the accessory organs of digestion. Included in the discussion are the three major salivary glands- parotid, the submandibular, and the sublingual glands-, the pancreas exocrine and endocrine functions, the liver and gall bladder. The explanation is given in 228 words. Three references are included.