Stomach diseases

Synonyms in a broader sense ancient Greek: Stomachos Greek: Gaster Latin: Ventriculus Diseases of the stomach Gastritis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach. The causes of chronic gastritis are described by the classification of type A, B, C: Type A: Autoimmune Gastritis: In this stomach disease, antibodies are … Read more

Gut loop

Definition An intestinal loop a piece of the intestine that runs in one twist. The small intestine is up to six metres long and runs from the stomach to the large intestine. It can be divided into duodenum, jejunum and ileum. While the duodenum is C-shaped in the upper abdomen, the jejunum and ileum form … Read more

Small intestine

Synonyms in a broader sense Interstitium tenue, jejunum, ileum, duodenum Definition The small intestine is the section of the digestive tract that follows the stomach. It is divided into three sections. It begins with the duodenum, followed by the jejunum and ileum. The main function of the small intestine is to split the food pulp … Read more

Length | Small intestine

Length The small intestine is a very motion-active organ and therefore has no fixed length. Depending on the state of contraction, the small intestine is 3.5 to 6 meters long, with the individual sections being of varying size. The smallest part of the small intestine is the duodenum, which is directly adjacent to the stomach. … Read more

MotionPeristalsis | Small intestine

MotionPeristalsis After absorption into the small intestinal mucosa, the nutrients are transferred into the bloodstream. Through the vascular network (capillaries) in the villi of the small intestine, the sugars, the amino acids (from peptides) and the short to medium-chain fatty acids are absorbed into the blood vessels and are passed on to the liver via … Read more