How Long Is Your Long Intestine?


The small intestine in adults is a long and narrow tube about 7 meters (23 feet) long. The large intestine is so called because it is wide in diameter. However, it is shorter than the small intestine - only about 1.5 meters (5 feet) long.
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The small intestines in humans over 5 years old is roughly 20 to 25 feet long and is normally about 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches around. Most of the digestion process occurs here.
The small intestine is responsible for absorbing most of the nutrients found within your food. By the time ingested food reaches the small intestine, it has been mechanically broken
Columnar epithelial cells.
n. The narrow, winding, upper part of the intestine where digestion is completed and nutrients are absorbed by the blood. It extends from the pylorus to the cecum and consists of
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