Unformatted text preview: Secretions of bile, a dark green or yellowish liquid produced by the liver, help with the absorption and digestion of fats. Digestive enzymes and bicarbonate secretions from the pancreas help in the process of digestion, as well. Bile, enzymes, and other secretions all help to break down the bolus. Once the bolus has left the small intestine, it enters the large intestine. Here in the large intestine, the body absorbs water and vitamins from the now broken down bolus. The large intestine is made up of the colon and the rectum. The product that isn’t absorbed in the colon is then extracted from the body through the anus in the form of feces....
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- Winter '10
- pH, Digestive System, Large intestine, bolus, human digestion