The Digestive, Respiratory, and Urinary Systems
Which of the following is an organ that plays a role in digestion, but never has any food actually pass through it?
|A||The large intestine|
The pancreas, known as an accessory digestive organ, is vital to digestion because it manufactures and secretes most of the major digestive enzymes that function in the small intestine. Food never enters it, however, as it is not a part of the gastrointestinal tract. Food does pass through all of the other organs.