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What follows the duodenum in the human digestive tract?

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What follows the duodenum in the human digestive tract?
posted Jan 9, 2017 by Aarati Mahajan

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The jejunum follows the duodenum. It lies between the duodenum and the ileum, but the division between the jejunum and ileum is not anatomically distinct.

The interior surface of the jejunum, which is exposed to ingested food, is covered in finger-like projections of mucosa, called villi, which increase the surface area of tissue available to absorb nutrients from ingested foodstuffs.

answer Jan 11, 2017 by George Davros
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