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Small intestine

small intestine

(Science: anatomy, gastroenterology) The small intestine is composed of three sections: duodenum, jejunum and ileum.

All are involved in the absorption of nutrients. The total length of the small intestine is approximately 22 feet. The longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed.A tube like structure that can be over 6 metres long in a grown adult that forms part of the digestive system. The small intestine is the site where most food is absorbed in an organism, where digestive enzymes are secreted into it to further break down f.


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... obviously means pills. An antibiotic is probably fully absorbed in the small intestine; then it enters the blood and from there reaches all the tissues, more or less, including ...

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cellular mechanisms that result in symptoms of cholera

... to secretion of H2O, Na+, K+, Cl−, and HCO3− into the lumen of the small intestine and rapid dehydration. The gene encoding the cholera toxin is introduced into V. ...

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... More specifically, CT is an A-B5 subunit-type exotoxin released in the small intestine, but I can't really find how specific cellular mechanisms that cause this and other ...

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Re: B12 absorption/intrinsic factor

Oh since we are in the small intestine I have guess maybe enterocytes. The complexes are broken once it gets taken. From blood it goes ...

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How is vitamin B12 absorbed by the body?

How does vitamin B12 get absorbed by the body- through the small intestine and to the bloodstream- and once it is in the blood stream, where does it go?

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