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Ileum

by OtomeCHS
Last updated 7 years ago

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Life Science

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Ileum

Ileum

The main function is to absorb vitamins, bile salts and whatever products of digestion that was not absorbed by the Jejunum. The walls of the Ileum is made up with tiny finger-like projections called microvilli. It helps to increase the surface area for the food to be absorbed much faster.

Cells in the lining of the ileum secrete the protease and carbohydrase enzymes responsible for the final stages of protein and carbohydrate digestion into the lumen of the intestine. These enzymes are present in the cytoplasm of the epithelial cells.

Large Intestine


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