Duodenum

Science / Biology / Duodenum: The upper part of the small intestine.

Secretin

Science / Biology / Secretin: A hormone produced in the duodenum that stimulates alkaline secretions by the pancreas and inhibits gastric emptying. MORE

Small Intestine

Science / Biology / Small Intestine: A coiled tube in the abdominal cavity that is the major site of chemical digestion and absorption of nutrients; composed of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. MORE

Cholecystokinin

Science / Biology / Cholecystokinin: A hormone secreted in the duodenum that causes the gallbladder to release bile and the pancreas to secrete lipase. MORE

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