reproductive, and excretory organs, collectively known as the viscera.
The cavity in the abdomen that contains the viscera is the peritoneal cavity,
muscle that aids in inhalation, forms a partition between the thoracic and abdominal
abdominal cavity is the dark brown liver. Its color is due to its rich blood supply. The
liver has a variety of functions, including the production of bile, which aids in the
emulsification of fats. Bile is stored temporarily in the gall bladder, a greenish sac
embedded in the posterior face of the liver.
abdominal cavity that superficially resembles the liver in color, due to a rich supply of
blood. The spleen functions in the storage, destruction, and production of red blood
cells. The spleen is not part of the digestive system, but is mentioned here because
students always ask about it.