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What organ is PRIMARILY responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrients?



A. Stomach
B. Pancreas
C. Small Intestine
D. Large Intestine

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Asked by Sverdlov, Last updated: Jul 08, 2020

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O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Answered Mar 31, 2020

The correct answer to this question is option C – small intestine
The small intestine is the upper part of the intestine. It is located between the stomach and the large intestine. It is divided into three parts: the duodenum, jejunum, and the ileum.

The small intestine is the primary site for digestion and absorption of nutrients. Most nutrients that we get from the food we consumed is absorbed in the small intestine.

The stomach is an organ that primarily stores food for some time, and it begins the digestion of some food such as proteins.

The pancreas produces and secretes some enzymes that are released into the small intestine. These enzymes play a vital role in the digestion of food in the small intestine. The pancreas does not take part in the absorption process.

The large intestine is primarily for the absorption of water and electrolytes. Waste material (feces) is formed in the large intestine until it is excreted.

 

K. Myers

K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Feb 20, 2019

Although the pancreas is the primary organ which releases enzymes for digestion and controls sugar, several organs are responsible for complete absorption. The stomach, small intestine, colon, gallbladder, liver, and anus are all part of the digestive system.

It removes solid wastes from the body. The organ that absorbs nutrients during digestion is the small intestine. The walls of the small intestine will absorb digested nutrients into the bloodstream. The small intestine is mainly responsible for the absorption process.

Specialized cells allow absorbed materials to cross the mucosa into the bloodstream and to other parts of the body to be reserved for storage or further chemical change.

 

sverdlov

Sverdlov

Answered Nov 14, 2017

Small Intestine
 

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