The organs of the right hypochondrial region include the liver, gall bladder, kidney, small intestine and large intestine. Some of these organs, such as the kidney and intestines, are only partially located within this region.Continue Reading
The liver occupies the most space in the right hypochondrial region. It has many functions, including the detoxification of blood, storage of vitamins and control of the production and storage of cholesterol. The liver can carry out these functions even when 75 percent of it has been damaged or destroyed.
The liver also produces bile, which is stored in the gall bladder. Bile is released into the duodenum to aid in the breakdown and absorption of fats.Learn more about Organs
Organs contained in the epigastric region of the human abdomen include parts or all of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, kidneys and spleen according to the Westport Public School System in Connecticut. These organs are part of the digestive, endocrine, excretory or lymphatic systems. The epigastric region, or epigastrium, is one of nine regions of the abdomen.Full Answer >
The pH in the small intestine increases from pH 6 in the duodenum to pH 7.4 at the distal end of the small intestine in the terminal ileum. The pH decreases to pH 5.7 in the cecum but increases to pH 6.7 in the rectum.Full Answer >
The small intestine is a part of the human body's digestive system, coming after the stomach and before the large intestine in the sequence of food digestion. At 5 meters long, it is also the longest organ in the digestive system, though it is significantly narrower than the large intestine.Full Answer >
The gallbladder's function is to store bile produced by the liver and release the bile into the small intestine during digestion in order to neutralize acids and break down fats. The fat in the digested food enters the small intestine, releasing cholecystokinin and triggering the gallbladder to release bile via the common bile duct.Full Answer >