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small intestine

noun as in part of digestive tract

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While your body does absorb and reuse some bilirubin as the food you’re digesting moves through the small intestine, the rest of that bilirubin becomes stercobilin – which your body must dispose of.

As digesting food passes through the small intestine, it mixes with chemicals from the liver, and nutrients are absorbed.

An X-ray is then performed to make certain the tube is placed correctly into the stomach or small intestine and not into the lung.

The film reaches its climax when Temple is felled by giardia, a parasite that infects the small intestine.

The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.

In catarrhal conditions of the small intestine bilirubin may be carried through unchanged.

When the mucus is small in amount and intimately mixed with the stool, the trouble is probably in the small intestine.

They inhabit the small intestine, usually in great numbers, and commonly produce a severe and often fatal anemia.

This acid, on striking the lining of the small intestine, causes the formation in its walls of a substance known as secretin.

Most of the absorption, however, takes place through the walls of the small intestine.


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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to small intestine, such as: duodenum, ileum, jejunum, and villus.

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