Encyclopedia > Jejunum

  Article Content

Jejunum

In biology, the jejunum is the central of the three divisions of the small intestine and lies between the duodenum and the ileum. In adult humans it is about 2.5m long.

The inner surface of the jejunum is covered in projections called villi[?], which increase the area of tissue available to absorb nutrients from the gut contents.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sociology basic topics

... represent deviation from, or the breakdown of, these structures, including crime and divorce; and micro-processes such as interpersonal interactions. Sociologists often ...