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Apr 10, 2017


Function of ileum in absorption:


  • ileum is a principal organ for absorption of nutrients .
  • Final products of digestion such as glucose , fructose , fatty acid, glycerol , amino acids etc. are absorbed through mucosa into blood and lymph .
  • The villi increase the absorptive surface.
  • The villi is fingers like in structure in ileum .It has blood vessels , and lacteals which recieve the products of digestion after they have been absorbed.The villi contain number of microvilli, that increase the surface area for absorption .