Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Small intestine

We've learned now that the duodenum connects to the jejunum, which connects to the ileum.

These tubes are all part of what is called the small intestine.

The small intestine is very long and winds around in your body in the area below your stomach.
If you measured your small intestine from the end where it starts, all the way around each winding turn to where it ends, it would be around 20 feet long.
That's 3 times taller than most people!

small intestine
(from: wikipedia - small intestine)

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