Receives food from the esophagus and mixes it with gastric juices to begin the digestive process to form kime.
Completes digestion of nutrients in chime and absorbs the products of digestion
Stores bile between meals and releases bile when stimulated
Secrete saliva to moisten food, bind particles, and begin chemical digestion
Produces bile, controls body glucose and glycogen levels
Makes insulin, contains enzymes to break down fat, protein, and carbs