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What does jejunum do?

What does jejunum do?

Digestion: The jejunum is part of the small intestine. Its function is to absorb nutrients from digested food. ...Read more

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What does the jejunum do?

What does the jejunum do?

Digestion: The jejunum is part of the small intestine. Its function is to absorb nutrients from digested food. ...Read more

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How do you pronounce jejunum?

How do you pronounce jejunum?

Easy: Je (as ja ) ju (rhymes with chew) num (rhymes with some) this is the major part of the gut. Stomach flows to the 12 inches of the duodenum. By then the food has been crushed by our pearly whites +enzyme in saliva, swallowed down the esophagus into the hydrochloric acid+ some enzymes. After 1 to 2 hrs. Of mixing onto the 12 inches of duodenum &then for nutrition to blood stream, your fav-the j. ...Read more

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What is the function of jejunum?

What is the function of jejunum?

Digestion and : Absorption of food. Food reaches jejunum, the upper part of small intestine, in a state of partial processing by the enzymes from the stomach and duodenum. The digestion is completed and most of the nutrients are absorbed into the blood in the jejunum and some in the ileum, the lower part of small intestine. ...Read more

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What is the function of the jejunum?

Nutrient absorption: The jejunum is the major site of absorption of digested food into your bloodstream. Food from the stomach, enters the duodenum, gets mixed with pancreatic enzymes and traverses the jejunum when much of the now small molecules are absorbed. Fortunately, except in crohn's disease, the jejunum is not a site of much pathology. ...Read more

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Why does jejunum become vascular?

Why does jejunum become vascular?

Absorption: Food absorption. Unless you are referring to pathological over-vasculation? ...Read more

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What is the ideal jejunum pathology?

None: Ideally there should be no pathology in the jejunum, or for that matter, any where else in the body. ...Read more

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Why does jejunum have few vascular many?

Unclear question: Im not sure about your question. The jejunum has an excellent blood supply, mainly from branches of the superior mesenteric artery. ...Read more

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Why does jejunum have few vascular arcades and ileum has many?

Why does jejunum have few vascular arcades and ileum has many?

More tissue : The jejunum is wider, its diameter being about 4 cm., and is thicker, more vascular, and of a deeper color than the ileum, so that a given length weighs more. Nearest the duodenum the mesenteric loops are primary, toward the ileocolic junction, secondary and tertiary loops are observed. ...Read more