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The function of the salivary gland is to ___ .
  1. digest protein
  2. get rid of starch
  3. secrete bile
  4. secrete saliva


Solution

The correct option is D secrete saliva
The salivary gland produces saliva. Saliva is a fluid which contains about 908% water along with other components. Saliva contains salivary amylase which breaks down starch into amylose. Saliva lubricates the food in our mouth and also helps in the smooth passage of food bolus down the oesophagus.

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