BiologyApril25th2007 - 2. Mouth to the tongue, pharynx,...

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Dustin Lee 29.2: q1-3 Block C: Biology 1. The small intestine is a long narrow tube where digestion is completed and absorption of most nutrients takes place. Peristalsis moves chime along the small intestine. Digestion mostly occurs in the first portion of the small intestine, while absorption occurs along the rest of its length. One of the digestive juices is a liquid called bile. Bile is produced outside of the small intestine by the body’s largest internal organ, the liver.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Mouth to the tongue, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anus. 3. The small intestine is highly specialized for absorbing nutrients into the circulatory and lymphatic systems for transport. The wall of the small intestine is folded into many small, finger-like projections called villi. The epithelial cells lining each villus have microscopic projections called microvilli....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIOG 1110 taught by Professor Randywayne during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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