small intestine

  • intestinum tenue
German: Dünndarm
Japanese: 小腸

Anatomy. The portion of the gastrointestinal tract between the pylorus of the stomach and the large intestine. It is narrow and contorted, and consists of three parts, the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The main function is the absorption of nutrients.

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