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Digestive Glands - Salivary Glands

Various digestive glands are:

  • Salivary glands

  • Glands present in stomach

  • Pancreas

  • Liver and gall bladder

  • Secretions of small intestine

  • Secretions of large intestine

Salivary glands

Functional anatomy; There are three pairs of salivary glands the parotid, Submaxillary or Submandibular and sublingual glands, they secrete saliva.

  1. Parotid glands; are the largest salivary gland situated near the ears, each weighing about 20 to 30 gm. Located near the angle of jaw,

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Digestion in GIT - Digestion of lipids

Diet: Almost all of the dietary lipids are triglycerides (neutral fats), small quantities of cholesterol, lecithin etc are also present. Triglycerides are made up of a single glycerol molecule and three fatty acid molecules. These are present as mono-, di- and tri-glycerides.


In mouth; lingual lipase is not of much importance.

In stomach; stomach lacks any fat emulsifying agent however, gastric lipase (secreted by chief cells of

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