How to use small intestine in a sentence
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.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture | Russell Saunders | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 Writhing, Miserable Reality of Force Feeding at Guantánamo Bay | Kent Sepkowitz | May 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The film reaches its climax when Temple is felled by giardia, a parasite that infects the small intestine.Claremont McKenna Students Try Life on $1 a Day in ‘Living on One’ | Robert Bryce | October 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
Most of the absorption, however, takes place through the walls of the small intestine.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for small intestine
the longest part of the alimentary canal, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, in which digestion is completed: Compare large intestine
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Scientific definitions for small intestine
The long, narrow, coiled section of the intestine that extends from the stomach to the beginning of the large intestine. Nutrients from food are absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine. In mammals, it is made up of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
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Cultural definitions for small intestine
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