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Indicate the site of the following activity in the digestive system (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas).

1.breakdown of cholesterol by formation of bile acid
2. principal site of formation of folic acid and vitamin K by resident bacteria
3.diarrhea usually oocurs because of malabsorption of water and electrolytes from this organ (the major site of absorption of both)
4.gastrin is secreted from this organ
5.heartburn occurs when the acidic contents of the stomach “back up” into this organ
6.this organ is described as having both exocrine and endocrine function

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