Duodenum

What is Duodenum?

Duodenum meaning The first part of the small intestine. It connects to the stomach. The duodenum helps to further digest food coming from the stomach. It absorbs nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins) and water from food so they can be used by the body. For additional information, see http://training.seer.cancer.gov/ugi/anatomy/intestine.html

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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