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


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What is the function of the small and large intestine in a human?

The 4 major functions of the large intestine are:reabsorption of water and mineral ions such as sodium and chlorideformation and temporary storage of faecesmaintaining a resid (MORE)

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)

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)
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What is Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

SIBO stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. It is the latest in a long time of theories as to the cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But what is it, and is (MORE)

The Most Common Types of Intestinal Allergies

It is difficult to live with allergies. It takes time and effort to read labels and avoid certain foods. However, it is important to understand the different types of allergie (MORE)

What Is a Gallbladder and What Does It Do?

Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) is performed about 700,000 times every year in the United States. Did you ever wonder what the gallbladder is or what function it (MORE)

Chronic Constipation and Small Stool Issues

It was thought that small stools were definitely a sign of a health problem. Dr. Bernard Aserkoff of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston indicated that size and shape are (MORE)

Basics of the Four-Function Calculator

In chemistry basics, you will probably be required to use a calculator for some of the calculations you will need to perform. Many students of chemistry have several calculato (MORE)

What is the function of the small intestine?

Answer The small intestine is responsible for absorbing most of the  nutrients found within your food. By the time ingested food reaches  the small intestine, it has been me (MORE)

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)