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noun, plural: ilea

The terminal (or distal) portion of the small intestine, characterized by narrower diameter, numerous Peyer's patches, fewer circular folds, and smaller, rounder villi on the surface for adsorption of enzymes and absorption of digestive products


In humans, the small intestine is comprised of three sections:

Word origin: Latin Ä«leum (groin, flank)

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improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats

... in a non-obese type 2 diabetes rat model. Surgical operations which shorten the intestinal tract between the stomach and the terminal ileum result in an early improvement in type 2 diabetes, and one possible explanation is the arrival of undigested food in the terminal ileum. This ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats
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pls help- URGENT!!!

... removal of excess fluids from body tissues, absorption of fatty acids and subsequent transport of fat through the lacteal ( present in the ileum ) I guess thats all Apologies as i forgot about the skin..I cant remember what I learnt about it though im sure i learnt about it before. Cheers ...

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by unscientific
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: pls help- URGENT!!!
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... up- and downregulation ;) Aha! Nice to hear this term again after looong times ;) very nice terms :D i investigated these phenomena on rat ileum in relation with mast cell degranulation.

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by sdekivit
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Receptor
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The Fiber Disease

... foals) or were immunosuppressed by virtue of another, often viral, infection2-5. The target organs in animal infections are the intestine (distal ileum, cecum and proximal colon), the liver, and less often, the heart1. Enteric lesions can be severe, often with demonstration of bacilli in epithelial ...

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Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:48 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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egg yolk...

... test went great but i dont know my result yet. i might know it on saturday or sunday. i hope i get good grades! it was quite simple. about villi, ileum, spirograms and digestion.

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by jnkdna
Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: egg yolk...
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