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Body Systems - 7th Grade: Small Intestine

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Small Intestine


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Small Intestine

      The small intestine is the part of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) that extends from the pyloric sphincter to the ileocecal valve, where it empties into the large intestine. The small intestine finishes the process of digestion, absorbs the nutrients, and passes the residue on to the large intestine. Read more...

Anatomy of the Small Intestine

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Parts of the Small Intestine


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Function of the Small Intestine

Function of the Small Intestine

      Small intestine function mainly comprises digestion and absorption of ingested food.

      Food from the stomach enters the small intestine, wherein, nutrients are absorbed ... Read more...

Small Intestine Disorders

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