The stomach serves as a temporary receptacle for storage and mechanical distribution of food before it is passed into the intestine. Select feedback type: Please try again later.
Feb 7, 2019 See Article History. The normal human pancreas contains about 1,000,000 islets.
Last Updated: Article History. Stomach , saclike expansion of the digestive system, between the esophagus and the small intestine; it is located in the anterior portion of the abdominal cavity in most vertebrates.
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Gastric inhibitory polypeptide hormone. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Hormone , organic substance secreted by plants and animals that functions in the regulation of physiological activities and in maintaining homeostasis.
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