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Which of the following digestive glands secretes a digestive juice which does not contain enzymes?

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Salivary
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Liver
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Pancreas
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None of these
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Solution

The correct option is D Liver
  • The liver performs a variety of functions such as synthesis, storage and secretion of various substances. The liver secretes bile juice.
  • The bile secreted by the hepatic cells is released into the duodenum contains bile pigments, bilirubin and biliverdin formed by the breakdown of haemoglobin of the old RBC destroyed in the body., bile salts such as glycocholates and taurocholate of sodium and potassium, cholesterol and phospholipids but no enzymes.
  • The bile secreted is a yellowish-green fluid that helps in the emulsification of fats. Bile is not an enzyme, but it does contain bile salts that emulsify large fat droplets. Hence, the liver is the digestive glands secretes a digestive juice which does not contain enzymes.
So, the correct answer is 'liver'.

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