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How is the villus the functional unit of the small intestine?

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What are the main function of the small intestines?

1. The glands in the lining of the walls of the small intestine secrete digestive enzymes, such as maltase, peptidase & intestinal lipase. 2. The small intestine absorbs (MORE)

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What are the functions for the small intestine?

The functions of the small intestine are to collect nutrients,minerals, and moisture from the food that you eat to get energy for your body. The things in your small intestine (MORE)

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What is the function of small intestine in human body?

The small intestine is responsible for most of your food digestion and all of your food absorption. The duodenum is the first section and is about a foot long. It digests all (MORE)
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IBS and Gas in Your Small Intestines

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, involves many uncomfortable symptoms including gas in your small intestines. Intestinal gas, in both the small and large intestines, occurs a (MORE)

Easy to Understand Diagrams of the Colon

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How does the function of the stomach differ from that of the small intestine?

  The stomach serves first as a receptacle for swallowed food. Second, it begins the chemical digestion of the food by bathing the food in acid, turning it into kind of mu (MORE)

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How is the structure of the villus adapted to its function?

- villus increase the surface area over which food is absorbed - an epithelium, consisting of only on thin layer of cells, is all that foods have to pass through to be absorb (MORE)

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What is the function of bile in the small intestine?

Bile assists the digestion of fat. Bile separates fat molecule from one another and prevents them from clumping back together. This makes them more susceptible to actual diges (MORE)
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Intestinal Parasites: Worms and Other Parasites in Cats

Intestinal parasites are a commonly diagnosed malady in cats. Though many of these parasites are worms, some are not. Whether the parasites are worms or other organisms, they (MORE)