Source: Small Intestine; Public Domain: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
A part of the digestive tract where the majority of nutrients are absorbed.
Small finger-like projections that line the mucosa and act to increase surface area and absorb nutrients.
Hair-like projections that cover villi and aid in absorption of nutrients.
The first section of the small intestine.
The middle section of the small intestine.
The last section of the small intestine which connects to the large intestine.
Wave-like muscle contractions that push contents through the small intestine.
An enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates in the digestive system.
An enzyme that breaks down fats in the digestive system.