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What is the function of the jejunum?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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