Anatomy of the Digestive System (cont.)
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Most digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine. The small intestine is a narrow, twisting tube that occupies most of the lower abdomen between the stomach and the beginning of the large intestine. It extends about 20 feet in length. The small intestine consists of three parts: the duodenum (the C-shaped part), the jejunum (the coiled midsection), and the ileum (the last section).
The small intestine has two important functions.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2014
Sandeep Mukherjee, MD, MB, BCh
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