Functions of tissues and organs

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  • Created on: 15-01-17 13:11
What is a tissue?
A group of cells with similar structure and function
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What is the function of the stomach?
To digest and churn food and digestive juices together.
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What is the function of the small intestine?
To digest food- enzymes break down large insoluble food molecules into smaller soluble molecules. It also absorbs food.
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What is the function of the large function?
Absorbs water from the undigested food into the blood.
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What is the function of the pancreas?
Makes and releases digestive juices containing enzymes which break down food.
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What is the function of the liver?
Produces bile which helps digest fats.
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What is the function of the gall bladder?
Stores bile from the liver and passes it on to the small intestine
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What is the function of the mouth?
Produces enzymes which break down food.
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What does muscular tissue do?
Contracts to bring about movement
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What does glandular tissue do?
Produces substances such as enzymes and hormones
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What does epithelial tissue do?
Covers some parts of the body.
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What is an organ?
An organ is made up of tissues.
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What tissues does the stomach contain and what do they do?
Muscular tissue to churn the contents of the stomach together, Glandular tissue to produce digestive juices and enzymes and Epithelial tissue to cover the outside and inside of the stomach
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What is the function of bile?
1. Neutralizes acid 2. Emulsifies fat- breaks down fat so it has a large surface area for lipase to work on
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What are organ systems?
A group of organs that perform a particular function eg digestive system
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