What Is the Function of the Intestines?


The function of intestines, precisely the small intestine, is absorbing food products (digestion). The large intestine is accountable for absorbing water and excretion of solid waste material. Food and waste material are usually moved along the intestine by regular contractions of intestinal muscle.
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Mostly to absorb water.
The large intestine is mostly a storage site for undigested materials until they are eliminated from the body via defecation. Although digestion is complete by the time the chyme
The small intestine is responsible for removing nutrients from food
Some foods cause gas more than others, such as beans, sugary foods, foods high in fat and some starchy vegetables, such as broccoli or cabbages. Apples and dates are higher in fiber
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The Large Intestine
The large intestine extends from the end of the ileum to the anus. It is about 1.5 meters long, being one-fifth of the whole extent of the intestinal canal. Its caliber is largest at its commencement at the cecum, and gradually diminishes as... More »
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