Food digestion also involves a set or accessory organs which carry out the processes of digestion smoothly. In addition to the tongue, the teeth and the salivary glands, other structures which act as accessory to the digestive system are: (1) The liver, gall bladder and bile ducts 2. The pancreas.
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Liver is the largest glandular organ of human body. It is reddish brown in colour. Its weight about 1.5 kg. It lies in upper right portion of the abdomen. It develops from endoderm. It has 4 lobes- right lobe, left lobe, quadrants and caudal lobe. Gall bladder lies on the ventral side of liver.