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describe the structure and function of the enteric nervous system.

discuss the nature and actions of the different gastrointestinal hormones.

describe the structure and function of the villi, microvilli, and crypts in the small intestine.

describe the location and functions of the brush border enzymes of the intestine.

describe the composition and functions of bile and explain how bile is kept separate from blood in the liver.

trace the pathway of the formation, conjugation, and excretion of bilirubin and explain how jaundice may be produced.

explain the significance of the enterohepatic circulation of various compounds and describe the enterohepatic circulation of bile pigment.

identify the endocrine and exocrine structures of the pancreas and describe the composition and functions of pancreatic juice.

explain how gastric secretion is regulated during the cephalic, gastric, and intestinal phases.

describe the structure and function of the enteric nervous system.

explain how pancreatic juice and bile secretion is regulated by nerves and hormones.

discuss the nature and actions of the different gastrointestinal hormones.

describe the enzymes involved in the digestion of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, and explain how monosaccharides and amino acids are absorbed.

describe the roles of bile and pancreatic lipase in fat digestion and trace the pathways and structures involved in the absorption of lipids.

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