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What do intestine walls do besides hold poo?
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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Depends on part
The intestine is composed with an upper, smaller diameter working part called the small intestine and lower larger diameter large intestine.
The small intestine is where most of the food is broken down & worthwhile parts are absorbed using enzymes and delicate absorption surfaces. The large intestine stores the poo & takes out water as it passes along to the exit..

In brief: Depends on part
The intestine is composed with an upper, smaller diameter working part called the small intestine and lower larger diameter large intestine.
The small intestine is where most of the food is broken down & worthwhile parts are absorbed using enzymes and delicate absorption surfaces. The large intestine stores the poo & takes out water as it passes along to the exit..
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