Correct Answer - Option 3 : Small intestine
The correct answer is Small intestine.
The Small Intestine:
- It is highly coiled and is about 6-8 meters long. It receives secretions from the liver and the pancreas.
- The digested food can now pass into the blood vessels in the wall of the intestine. This process is called absorption.
- The inner walls of the small intestine have thousands of finger-like outgrowths.
- These are called villi. (It increases the surface area of absorption of the digested food).
- The small intestine receives bile juice and stores it in the gall bladder.
- The liver mainly secretes 'Bile Juice' which is stored in a Gall bladder.
- Bile Juice and Pancreatic juice are released into the small intestine by a common duct.
- Unused glucose is stored in the liver in the form of glycogen.
Heparin, Urea, and Bile Juice are produced in the liver.
- It is located just below the stomach.
- It secretes pancreatic juice which acts on carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
- It converts them into simple molecules.