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Practice MCAT Question - Q130 - Answer!

Most of the liver’s important functions occur

A.  while a meal is passing through the digestive tract.
B.  while digested food is being absorbed.
C.  at times other than during meals.
D.  All of the above

The correct answer is (C). At mealtime (choices A and B) the liver’s only function is to prepare fats for digestion (through the emulsifying action of bile) by pancreatic lipase. The liver’s numerous other functions occur at all times.

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