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 .