Anatomía del intestino delgado

Entre las funciones más importantes del intestino delgado está el absorber el agua restante de los residuos alimenticios que pasan por los intestinos. El residuo que queda permanece en un estado semisólido y es impulsado hacia el recto por peristalsis. Las heces son eliminadas del cuerpo a través de los reflejos causados por un colon lleno.Anatomía del intestino delgado

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Last reviewed 10/8/2012 by George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.

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